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.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.