The daughter of one of South Carolina's first families, Angelina Grimke lived in luxury. But she also believed slavery was a sin and God would punish people who had slaves.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.