While The Abolitionists focuses on the stories and experiences of five principal characters -- Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe -- there were countless other figures who made important contributions to the abolitionist movement. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in one of the most important civil rights crusades in American history.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.