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.
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.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.