During training before Freedom Summer in 1964, tension between the mostly-white volunteers and the mostly-black SNCC staff became evident immediately. "We have to know you. We have to love you, but we don't understand you." "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.