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.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.