Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
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.