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.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.