John Brown put little stock in the idea of abolition through peaceful means. In 1855, he gathered his arsenal and left his home for the slave state of Kansas where he would begin his bloody struggle.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
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.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.