"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 stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
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."
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
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.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".