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.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.