An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis. When three of her friends were hanged, Wells was radicalized.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.