Author Hampton Sides (Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder) talked with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in March, 2010 about his newest book, Hellhound on His Trail, an intense narrative recounting the 1968 murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international manhunt for his killer, James Earl Ray.
Roads to Memphis was produced in parallel with Hellhound on His Trail.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.