In the summer of 1964, Charles McLaurin led a group of Freedom Summer volunteers in an effort to register voters in rural Mississippi. In 2014, he journeyed back to the small towns he worked in that summer, recounting how infiltrating the small town of Drew, Mississippi landed him and others in a small country jail and the ways in which Fannie Lou Hamer inspired the volunteers. Freedom Summer premieres June 24, 2014.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.