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.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.