The United States has seen its share of industrial titans. Which of them do you think had the greatest impact on our country and our world? Henry Ford, whose automobile changed our lives? Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world? Or Rockefeller, who competed with Carnegie in a battle of philanthropy. Or perhaps you think it is someone else? Share your story with American Experience.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
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.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.