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 evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.