"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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.