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 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.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.