"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.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
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.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.