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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.