"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 look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.