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.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.