Having worked to integrate lunch counters and the public library, Roscoe Jones stood ready to go to work when Freedom Summer volunteers arrived in Meridian, MS. He was at the office for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), when word arrived that Cheney, Goodman, and Schwerner had gone missing. Today, he hopes to preserve buildings in Meridian that tell the story of the movement. "Freedom Summer" premiers June 24, 2014.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.