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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.