What aspect of the abolitionist movement moves you the most? Is there an event you wish you could have witnessed in person? A story you love? A particular person you admire or can relate to? Share your story with American Experence.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.