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."
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.