A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.