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.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
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.