"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.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.