"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.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.