Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.