"Is it responsible to bring all those kids into the state, most of whom are probably far too naive to understand what they were getting into in terms of the violent nature of the place." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.