"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.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.