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.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.