William Lloyd Garrison speaks to a crowd of abolitionists in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He introduces the self-emancipated Frederick Douglass, soon leading to a powerful partnership with a common cause -- immediate abolition of slavery.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.