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 first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.