Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.