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.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.