Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.