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.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.