"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.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.