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.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.