For 10 weeks during the summer of 1964, over 700 students from the North joined activists on the ground for a massive effort that accomplished what had been impossible so far: force the media and the country to take notice of the shocking violence and massive injustice taking place in Mississippi. Freedom Summer premieres on PBS American Experience on June 24, 2014.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.