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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.