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 portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.