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.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
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 trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.