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.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.