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."
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.