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."
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.