"I went downtown one day, and friends that I had known for 10 years would turn and walk away from me, or hang their heads. Some would speak and walk on as if I had leprosy or something." Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.