Long before he became a Congressman from Massachusetts, Barney Frank volunteered for the Freedom Summer project in 1964. As a teenager in New Jersey, Frank had been deeply affected by the murder of Emmett Till, and Frank became aware of how ingrained racism was in society. He went to Mississippi because he "couldn't justify not going." Freedom Summer premieres June 24, 2014.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.