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.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.