Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.