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.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.