After four decades and 1,803 issues, William Lloyd Garrison closed The Liberator after the 13th Amendment was added to the constitution. He could continue to fight for equal rights, dying in 1879 at age 73.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.