George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.