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."
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.