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.
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 a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.