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.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.