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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.