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.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.