Feature | Article
By challenging conventional links between black women’s lives and their art, Ella Fitzgerald made space for imagination, virtuosity, and play — for a performance tradition that was as much about one’s feeling for music as it was about one’s feeling for anything else.
The Great War | Article
The stern-faced poster of Uncle Sam demanding “I Want You,” shows no desire for quiet retirement; today the icon remains as recognizable and remixed as ever.
Command and Control | Behind the Scenes
Filmmaker Robert Kenner talks about filming inside of a decomissioned Titan II Missile complex in order to recreate a harrowing event from 1980.
The Presidents | Video Gallery
From passing a budget to selecting a presidential candidate, party unity is essential to getting work done. Explore the topic in this collection of short videos.
The Presidents | Collection
In this award-winning collection, explore documentaries, biographies, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at the history of the American presidency.
Last Days in Vietnam | Clip
When a South Vietnamese helicopter was too large to land on the U.S. Navy ship, the USS
Kirk, the family on board had to make a leap of faith.
The Battle of Chosin | Image Gallery
Those who fought in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir call themselves the “Chosin Few." Explore their portraits and stories.
The Race Underground | Image Gallery
What did Boston look like in the early 1900s? And how much has it changed?
The Environment | Collection
Explore America's complicated relationship with the natural world, from our struggles to dominate nature to our attempts to understand and protect it.
Oklahoma City | Article
Rebecca Muniz was one of six children at the America’s Kids day-care center who survived the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Here, she discusses her life since the bombing.
Walt Disney | Image Gallery
Ronald Reagan and Edward Kennedy were among Disneyland's famous early visitors.
Command and Control | Article
When all that stands between the world and nuclear disaster is the flip of a switch.
Oklahoma City | Article
The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was a product of a radical antigovernment movement with deep roots in our country’s peculiar history and culture.
Ripley: Believe It or Not | Image Gallery
It is said that Robert Ripley holds the record for the most mail received by a single person in U.S. history.
Retro Report | Collection
American Experience partners with Retro Report—a news organization dedicated to examining stories after their headlines fade—to connect the dots between past and present.