"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.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.