George Latimer arrived in Boston in the fall of 1842, only to be thrown in jail at the request of a Virginia planter. Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison rallied other local abolitionists to call for Latimer's freedom. It worked, and within months Massachusetts passed the Personal Liberty Act, which would soon have nationwide ramifications.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.