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.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.