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Top 10 Pages on in 2011

2011 was a great year for the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE website. Our huge stand-alone website for Freedom Riders featured the only comprehensive online list of all 400+ of the original 1961 Freedom Riders, along with a stellar 10-day live blogging experiment in May during which we posted 132 videos and 173 essays from the 2011 Student Freedom Ride. We created a really cool interactive that details the Panama Canal, posted some of America's first imaginative depictions of dinosaurs, and published several comprehensive timelines including Deadliest Workplace Accidents, U.S. Foreign Aid, and Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement. But enough about what I liked! Let's get to the content that our users flocked to the most.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE fans gravitate toward both the old and the new, which is why we work so hard to keep all of our content relevant and accurate, regardless of when it was first published. Here is the list of the Top Ten film pages that our users visited:

1. Freedom Riders

2. The Murder of Emmett Till

3. Surviving the Dust Bowl

4. Vietnam Online

5. Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World

6. D-Day

7. We Shall Remain

8. Gold Rush

9. Robert E. Lee

10. Eyes on the Prize

See any that you think should be on the list but aren't? Let us know! Or, better yet, visit the site and try to get it on 2012's Top Ten list. 


Molly Jacobs is the Web Producer for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

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