Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.