"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.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.