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 story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.