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.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.