A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.