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:
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.