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 came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.