"We didn't have the very complete understanding of what that risk was. But what impressed me was that there were black Mississippians who did know, who did know how dangerous it was." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.