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.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
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.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.