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.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.