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.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.