On August 6, 1964 the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party held a statewide convention to elect 68 delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention later that month. It was Mississippi's first integrated delegation. Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.