Fannie Lou Hamer stood up and challenged the movement. After registering to vote, she and 17 others were arrested, and she had to leave her home and her job. Of "the people of Mississippi, the Negroes," she said, "We are not satisfied and we haven't been satisfied a long time." Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.