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.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.