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 little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.