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.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.