Dickie Scruggs (center right), his wife, Diane, and son, Zach, walk with his attorney to the courthouse where he would be sentenced to five years in prison. Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle hide caption

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An Attorney's Fall: From Billionaire To Inmate

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Businessman A. G. Gaston played a key role in the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Ala. He died in 1996 at the age of 103. Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library hide caption

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A.G. Gaston: From Log Cabin To Funeral Home Mogul

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A Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris helped bankroll the American Revolution. It arguably couldn't have been won without him. Ray Chokov hide caption

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Robert Morris: America's Founding Capitalist

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James Baldwin, an American novelist, essayist, playwright and poet, grew up in New York City but moved to France in 1948. AP hide caption

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American Lives: James Baldwin, 'Lifting The Veil'

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American Lives: The 'Strange' Tale Of Clarence King

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Henry Clay is perhaps best known as an architect of the Compromise of 1850, which upheld slavery, but also averted the splitting of the Union a decade before the Civil War. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division hide caption

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American Lives: Reconsidering Henry Clay

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In 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Jake LaMotta in their sixth and final bout in 13 grueling rounds. Click here for a gallery of more photos of Robinson in action. AP hide caption

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Sugar Ray Robinson: Fighting Toward Transcendence

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Pugilistic Tycoon: Vanderbilt Jabs His Way To The Top

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Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May Alcott, who loved to run. Liane Brandon hide caption

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Alcott: 'Not The Little Woman You Thought She Was'

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