A New York City teacher, Bob Moses went to Mississippi and helped organize the largest grassroots civil rights campaign the country had ever seen. "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.