Julius Lester was teaching guitar and performing as a folk singer in New York City when he decided to go to Mississippi during Freedom Summer. Lester tells of his role in energizing the people gathered at those meetings and setting the stage for the organizers who called the crowds to action. He also reflects on the ever-present danger for participants. Freedom Summer premiers June 24, 2014.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.