"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.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.