"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.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family