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 the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.