"The Citizens' Council was doing everything the Ku Klux Klan would have done. [...] I joined it because I believed in what they were doing and I believed in trying to preserve the society in which we lived." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.