Originally aired in March 2011. Rebroadcast in June 2014
Recalling the summer of 1964 in Mississippi.
Bad Things Were Going to Happen
Watch a clip from "Freedom Summer," premiering June 24, 2014.
Dorie Ladner - "The Activist"
"The line was drawn in the sand for blacks and whites... I decided to cross that line."
The story of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
Trace the brief life of New York’s Penn Station, whose destruction spurred landmarks preservation.
Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.
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