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 acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.