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.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.