On October 21, 1835, William Lloyd Garrison was headed to give an anti-slavery lecture at the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. An anti-abolitionist mob dragged him out of hiding and threatened his life, but two burly men took pity on Garrison and he ended up spending the night in jail for his own protection.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.