"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.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.