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.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.