An 1849 Cholera outbreak in Cincinnati claims Harriet Beecher Stowe's beloved son Charlie. "I learned what a poor slave mother may feel when her child is torn away from her." Stowe would go on to write Uncle Tom's Cabin a few years later from her new home in Brunswick, Maine.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.