In 1964, a group of civil rights organizations hosted the Mississippi Summer Project, a campaign that would later become known as "Freedom Summer." "It is very important to me that I play my role in civil rights for the U.S. and most of all for myself," wrote one volunteer. "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.