A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century. He served as a New York congressman during the Fifties and Sixties.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
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.