"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 personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.