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 unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.