"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 story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.