"I wish to become an active participant rather than a passive onlooker. As my husband and I are in close agreement as to our philosophy in the Civil Rights struggle, I wish to work near him in whatever capacity I may be most useful." Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
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 influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.