"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.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.