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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.