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.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.