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 Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.