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.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West