At the death of William Lloyd Garrison in 1879, Frederick Douglass offers a eulogy to the abolitionists and to the movement itself.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.