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.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.