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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.