nti-Slavery Society's great postal campaign of 1835 flooded the South with abolitionist literature. Instead of bringing about the end of slavery, it triggered a wave of repression. In Charleston, SC, 3,000 people gathered in Post Office square to destroy anti-slavery materials and burn Garrison in effigy.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.