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The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.