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Television's most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as "peerless" (Wall Street Journal), "the most consistently enriching program on television" (Chicago Tribune), and "a beacon of intelligence and purpose" (Houston Chronicle). Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. 

Edie Black, a volunteer from Smith College, teaches freedom school at Mileston, a community of independent African American farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.

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Cold War Roadshow Prologue

Cold War Roadshow Prologue

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The Big Burn

The Big Burn

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Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

American Experience

Originally aired in March 2011. Rebroadcast in June 2014

Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer

American Experience

Recalling the summer of 1964 in Mississippi.

120 min.

Bad Things Were Going to Happen

Bad Things Were Going to Happen

American Experience

Watch a clip from "Freedom Summer," premiering June 24, 2014.

Dorie Ladner - "The Activist"

Dorie Ladner - "The Activist"

American Experience

"The line was drawn in the sand for blacks and whites... I decided to cross that line."

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