John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.