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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
Revisit Nikita Khrushchev’s historic 1959 visit to America at the height of the Cold War.
The Big Burn
Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.
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."