In Rochester, New York, the last stop on the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass published abolitionist newspaper "The North Star," naming it after the icon followed by so many escaping slaves on their quest to freedom.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.