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 life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.