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 Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.