Sports have always had a significant role in American culture -- a role which has changed throughout history. Some of our greatest national heroes have been athletes. Who do you think has had the biggest impact on our country? Who is your favorite? Share your story with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.