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.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.