At six years old, Frederick Douglass had just begun his life as a slave when he witnessed his aunt get beaten brutally by her master. "It was the bloodstained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery," he would later write.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.