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.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.