In September of 1838, Frederick Douglass traveled to Nantucket to hear the publisher of Boston's "The Liberator" abolitionist newspaper, William Lloyd Garrison, speak. After hearing Douglass tell his story, Garrison realized he had found the man he had been looking for. Garrison approached Douglass with a proposition.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.