After the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, the abolition of slavery takes on a new urgency for formerly enslaved people. Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison no longer see eye to eye, and they have a falling out. "Douglass has had that experience. Garrison is a white man in a white man's America."
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.