In 1833, Frederick Douglass was sent to a slave breaker to be beaten back into submission. After six months of beatings, Douglass fought back. "I was nothing before. I was a man now."
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.