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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.