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.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.