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.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.