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.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.