In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.