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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.