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 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.