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.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.