"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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
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.