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.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.