A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.