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.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.