"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.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.