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 Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.