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.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.