"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.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.