What do the 1930s mean to you? We invite you to tell us your own stories — whether you lived through the tumultuous decade or learned about it from a relative, a book or a movie. Comment on the decade as a whole, or on any of our 1930s film subjects:
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.