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.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.