Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.