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 acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
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 women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
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.