The first black woman to earn a masters degree in library science from the University of Mississippi, Anita Walton Moore went on to become the head librarian at Rust College, the oldest Historically Black College in Mississippi. There, she has worked to preserve books and documents from 1964's Freedom Summer. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on PBS.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.