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.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.