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.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.