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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.