After surviving his failed siege of the armory at Harper's Ferry, John Brown goes on trial where he dominates the proceedings and the press. "You have the Northern establishment, every newspaper, saying this guy's a hero."
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.