A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.