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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.