What did Martin Luther King mean to you? Did you ever see him speak? Do you remember learning of his assassination? What impact have his life and teachings had on you? Share your stories with American Experience below.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.