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 unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.