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.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.