Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, then one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.