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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
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.