"People in the movement were willing to die, but we didn't want to die in obscurity. So if we brought in students, their colleges, their parents would focus on Mississippi." Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.