"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 legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
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.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.