"They became the closest thing to being a part of the black community as anybody can be because they had no choice." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.