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:
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.