On August 4, 1964, folk singer Pete Seeger was performing for a Meridian, Mississippi church congregation when he got word that the bodies of missing civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney had been found. On April 2013, American Experience interviewed Seeger about this experience. "Freedom Summer" premieres on PBS June 24, 2014.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.