Premiering January 8, 15 & 22 on PBS. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
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 life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.