Robert Moses built bridges, highways, Jones Beach, Lincoln Center and the United Nations in New York. His were some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.