Produced and Directed By
Written and Produced By
Original Music by
Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer
Benny Mouthon, CAS
Second Assistant Editor
Additional Archival Research
Assistant On-Line Editor
German Production Crew
taglicht media GmbH
Associate Producer, Germany
Archival Materials Courtesy of
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Avery Brundage Collection, University of Illinois Archives
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Bundesfilmarchiv/Transit Film GmbH
Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection
Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library
F.I.L.M. Archives, Inc.
Footage Farm USA
FremantleMedia North America
Grinberg Film Library
Historic Films Archive, LLC
Home Box Office, Inc.
Agentur Karl Höffkes
ITN Source/Fox Movietone
John E. Allen Inc.
Kratky Film Praha a.s.
LA CAMERA STYLO Film Collection GmbH
National Archives and Records Administration
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Northeast Historic Film
Oddball Film + Video
Sveriges Television AB
The Ohio Historical Society
The Ohio State University Archives
Thought Equity Motion/CBS
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Western Reserve Historical Society
The WPA Film Library
All Olympic Film Footage available in this production is copyright of and reproduced with the consent of the International Olympic Committee.
"The Ed Sullivan Show" courtesy of its copyright owner, SOFA Entertainment, and Historic Films Archive, LLC.
Carl-Jürgen Diem Jr.
Gloria Owens Hemphill
Ivan J. Houston
Jesse Owens Memorial Park
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Panayiotis "Taki" Petrochilos
The Jesse Owens Foundation
Written by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
Published by WB Music Corporation.
Performed by The Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
Wir Wollen Alle Wider Kiner Sein!!
Written by Frederick Hollaender
Published by BMG Chrysalis
Performed by Ute Lemper
Courtesy of Decca
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
California Here I Come
Written by Buddy DeSylva, Joseph Meyer & Al Jolson
Published by WB Music Corporation,
Songwriters Guild, Larry Spier Music,
Bienstock Publishing Company on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd.
Performed by Tom Phillips
Director of Development
Donaldson & Callif, LLP
Marketing & Publicity
James E. Dunford
A Firelight Films production for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in association with WDR.
American Experience is a production of WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.
WGBH Educational Foundation
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A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.