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.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.