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.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.