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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.