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.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.