At a time when few people were aware of the damage being done to our environment, marine biologist and writer Rachel Carson demanded that the US government take responsibility to protect people – and the planet.
Hidden Figures shines a light on influential Americans who’s stories don’t usually make it into the textbooks – from the “Robin Hood of Harlem” to the greatest athlete of the 20th century.
The first Asian American woman ever to be elected to Congress, Patsy Mink dedicated her life to participating in the democratic process and improving the lives of others.
How Ethel Payne wielded her first amendment right to ask the tough questions and hold those in power to account.
He hit 240 home runs. Was a two-time World Series champion. And won the coveted Golden Glove twelve years in a row. But life in America for Puerto Rican All-Star Roberto Clemente was anything but easy.
History is full of criminal masterminds – and then there is George Brittain Lyttle, the notorious stagecoach robber who couldn’t ride a horse!
Anna May Wong broke down doors to become the first Chinese American movie star in history!
Historic accounts describe her “wild” appearance. So why did English settler Mad Ann Bailey don men’s clothes to take up the fight against Native American tribes?
The story of Virginia Hall – one of the most decorated special agents of the Second World War.
Folklorist and social crusader – Stetson Kennedy, who helped unmask one of the deadliest hate groups in US history – the KKK.
For civil rights activist, lawyer, judge and state senator Constance Baker Motley, breaking through the limits placed on women and people of colour was all in a day’s work.