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 man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.