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.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.