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.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.