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 trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.