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.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.