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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.