With the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the war merged with the abolitionist cause. The Proclamation had included an unexpected clause: at last, black men could enlist in the armed services of the United States.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
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.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.