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.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.