Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.