At 22, William Lloyd Garrison moved to Boston and settles on the abolition of slavery as the cause that will give meaning to his life.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.