"If you cared about this country, if you cared about Democracy, then you had to go down." Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
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.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.