Percy Julian battles adversity to become one of the greatest scientists of all time, Claudette Colvin lays the groundwork for Rosa Parks, and Joe Louis fights Max Schmeling.
The U.S. reluctantly accepts the Statue of Liberty, Sybil Ludington goes on an epic ride to warn of a British attack, and journalist Nellie Bly infiltrates a corrupt mental institution. Featuring Laura Dern, Taran Killam, Juno Temple and Matt Walsh.
Disc jockey Alan Freed plays rock and roll for the first time; Kris Kristofferson gets his big break with some help from Johnny Cash; music producer Sylvia Robinson assembles the Sugarhill Gang.
Abraham Lincoln tries to avoid assassination on the way to his inauguration, Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner", and Edgar Allan Poe feuds with Rufus Griswold. Featuring Charlie Day, Adrianne Palicki, Jesse Plemons and Jason Ritter.
Charles Sumner gets caned on the Senate floor, Judge J. Waties Waring helps to end segregation, and a slave named Robert Smalls commandeers a Confederate warship. Featuring Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Busy Philipps and Brandon T. Jackson.
Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane" angers William Randolph Hearst, animator Ub Iwerks helps Walt Disney create Mickey Mouse, and Nancy Reagan convinces her movie-star husband to enter politics. Featuring Jack Black, Tony Hale, Nick Kroll and John Lithgow.
When James Cook discovers Hawaii, he parties with the natives. Daniel Inouye, the Japanese-American fights during the second world war. Eddie Aikau takes up surfing.
Baron von Steuben begins training the Continental Army. Benedict Arnold commits treason and John Adams and Jefferson battle it out for the presidency.
Jim Thorpe is named the greatest athlete of the 20th century, Babe Didrikson breaks down gender barriers in sports, and Jim Abbott achieves prominence as a pitcher despite having only one hand. Featuring Jason Momoa, Zach Gilford and Emily Deschanel.
Frances Cleveland becomes the youngest first lady ever, Edith Wilson runs the country after Woodrow Wilson's stroke, and Dolley Madison saves several artifacts from destruction. Featuring Courteney Cox, Bobby Moynihan, Alia Shawkat and Casey Wilson.