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.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.