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.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.