"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.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.