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.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.