After three civil rights workers went missing in Mississippi on June 21, 1964, Rita Schwerner (the wife of missing Mickey Schwerner) played an important role in getting the press and the nation to pay attention to the case. "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.