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 story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.