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.
Inspired by the work of Medgar Evers, Dorie Ladner has dedicated much of her life to the work of the civil rights movement. Deeply affected by the murder of Evers as well as the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Ladner welcomed the help and the attention that Freedom Summer volunteers brought to Mississippi in 1964.
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