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."
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
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.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.