A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 2, premiering January 15, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.