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 history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.