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.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
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.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
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.