"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.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
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.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.