"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.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.