In the Spring of 1854, fugitive slave Anthony Burns sat in Boston's city jail. Locals protesting for Burns' release turned violent before the U.S. President Franklin Pierce ordered hundreds of military troops to escort Burns to a ship waiting in the harbor. Though abolitionists were losing hope, they had shifted history.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".