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.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.