Local Mississippi leadership prepared themselves psychologically and militarily for Freedom Summer. The Ku Klux Klan rose up as one that April. Mississippi was on a hair trigger. Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.