On the night of May 24th, 1856, Brown and four of his sons dragged five pro-slavery men from their cabins, and hacked them to pieces with broadswords. "Brown is not simply evening the score in Kansas. He's really also trying to strike terror into the hearts of pro-slavery settlers."
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
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.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.