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.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.