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.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.