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 world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.