"And then looking up and seeing Ben Chaney. James Chaney's little brother. I lost it. I totally just lost it." "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on PBS.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.