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.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.