John Howell is the publisher of the "The Panolian," the local paper of Panola County, MS. His father was the publisher during Freedom Summer in 1964. Howell reflects on the little coverage given to the events of the civil rights movement, and the publishing of names of those who registered to vote. He also talks about the evolution of the paper and his own views. Freedom Summer premieres June 24, 2014.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
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.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.