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.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.