The makers of The Abolitionists describe making a film about a "transformative moment in American history that stemmed from the actions of ordinary individuals."
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.