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.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.