An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.