Abolitionist activists Angelina Grimke and Theodore Weld declared their love for one another and got married in 1838. Both a black and a white minister officiated and mixed-race guests intermingled freely. News of the event caused a stir in Philadelphia.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.