A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 2, premiering January 15, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.