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 little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.