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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
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 influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.