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 life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.