Premiering January 14, 2014. 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater’s conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. In myriad ways, 1964 was the year when Americans faced choices: between the liberalism of Lyndon Johnson or Barry Goldwater’sgrassroots conservatism, between support or opposition to the civil rights movement, between an embrace of the emerging counterculture or a defense of traditional values.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.