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.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.