A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 2, premiering January 15, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.