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.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.