Inspired by the work of Medgar Evers, Dorie Ladner has dedicated much of her life to the work of the civil rights movement. Deeply affected by the murder of Evers as well as the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Ladner welcomed the help and the attention that Freedom Summer volunteers brought to Mississippi in 1964. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on PBS.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.