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 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.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.