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.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
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.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.