Upon arrival at Antioch University in 1957, Mark Levy quickly became involved in the civil rights movement, and later at Queens College he met Freedom Summer organizers, who recruited Levy and his wife to head up one of the Freedom Schools in Meridian, MS. Levy's photos of that summer seeded a large collection at Queens College, where he is also committed to sharing the story of Freedom Summer. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.