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.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.