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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.