A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 2, premiering January 15, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.