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 unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.