Crime Special: Death Row Prostitute: Aileen Wuornos
A look at the violent story of "highway hooker" Aileen Wuornos, who was convicted of killing seven men after her lesbian lover became the star witness for the prosecution. Wuornos was executed in 2002.
Crime Special: Raised on Hate
The story of Chevie O'Brien Kehoe, who was taught to be a white supremacist by his father and then went on a crime and murder spree.
Crime Special: Crimes of the KKK
Klan leader Sam Bowers goes on trial for ordering the murder of an African-American storeowner 32 years prior, and investigators reopen the unsolved case of an African-American truck driver who was forced to leap to his death from a bridge by Klan members.
In contemplating a trip to Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s charming cottage estate on the grounds of FDR’s imposing Hyde Park, I was struck to discover that this was "the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady." Really?
When Booker T. Washington crossed the threshold of the White House on October 16, 1901, to have dinner with President Theodore Roosevelt, both men knew this was not just a casual meal. It was an event that launched a hundred headlines—and explosive…
I’d never heard of Madam C.J. Walker until relatively recently. But if I’d known a black woman became a multimillionaire at the turn of the 20th century from a haircare invention, it would have made the idea of being an entrepreneur seem infinitly…