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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn 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.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.