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 world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.