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."
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.