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 evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.