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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.