Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.