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.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.