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."
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.