In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.