William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of "The Liberator" on January 1, 1831 with financial support from both black and white abolitionists. "There shall be no neutrals," he declared. "Men shall either like or dislike me."
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.