The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made the hunting down of escaped slaves, even in free states, fully legal. To abolitionists, this represented a huge blow to their efforts. Not only had the federal government endorsed slavery, but it had also committed to preserving the institution indefinitely.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.