The day after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Garrison was met by 10,000 freed slaves outside the Charleston Citadel. They seized him joyfully and carried him on their shoulders around the square before proceeding a few blocks to Zion's Church, where a mass of humanity pressed in to every available spot.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.