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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.