Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.