In Freedom Schools across Mississippi, Freedom Summer workers and volunteers taught "African American history, Civics, African Culture, African Dance. They were learning black history that they were reading books that'd been written by blacks that they'd never heard of." "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.