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:
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.