In 1964 Daisy Harris Wade not only took to the picket lines to protest the exclusion of blacks from the voting rolls, she also opened her home to volunteers who came to Mississippi that summer. Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the mother of two young sons, Wade was determined to secure the right to vote not only for herself, but for generations to come. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
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.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.