In 1859 John Brown seized a federal armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, but failed to incite a revolution. Authorities found a link between Brown and Frederick Douglass.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
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.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.