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.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.