In 1841 Frederick Douglass agreed to join forces with William Lloyd Garrison to advocate full time for the abolitionism of slavery. It is "an opportunity to strike a blow for the slaves who continue to suffer as we speak."
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.