The crowdfunding campaign will support community engagement and the creation of additional digital content around Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam." The "First Days Story Project" will enable American Experience to collect stories from nearly 200 people in six cities across the U.S., answering one of the major questions raised by the film — What happened to those who fled?
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.