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."
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.