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.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.