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 country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
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.