"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.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.