Legacy of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery to become one of the leading intellectuals of his time. He advised presidents and lectured to […]
Nellie Bly: investigative journalist, adventurer, and inventor
Nellie Bly paved the way for investigative journalists, traveled around the world, and patented several inventions.
Outlaw Jesse James and the Life of Crime
Jesse James was a notorious outlaw. He, his brother Frank, and their gang were responsible for dozens of robberies.
Huey P. Long takes the Quest for Power
Huey P. Long (born 1893) served as Governor and then Senator of Louisiana. He was a fiery politician who made many enemies along his path to political power. He died in 1935.
Lizzie Borden Takes an Axe…
Lizzie Borden went on trial for the gruesome murder of her parents. Was she indeed guilty?
Annie Oakley takes the Sharpshooting World by Storm
Oakley was one of the first women sharpshooters to gain fame in the U.S.
Norman Rockwell Portrays the Joy of American Life
Synopsis Norman Rockwell was an illustrator, painter, and author who was famous for his illustrations and paintings that depicted everyday Americans in a joyful and […]
George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor
The Early Years Carver was born in 1864 in Diamond, Missouri to Mary and Giles who were an enslaved couple living on the plantation of […]
The Mystery of D.B. Cooper, American Skyjacker
An Innocent Check In November 24, 1971: it is a busy afternoon in the Portland (Oregon) International Airport. Thanksgiving is the next day, and harried […]
The Joyous Brilliance of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Transforms Jazz Music
New Orleans born trumpeter, cornet player, and vocalist Louis Armstrong brought joy and spontaneity to jazz and popular music. Childhood Louis Armstrong was born on […]