Fannie Lou Hamer helped fight for better representation among Mississippi Democrats in 1964. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell of New York City asked for compromise. He didn't know who Fannie Lou Hamer was. Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
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."