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 story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.