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 story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.