"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.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.