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.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.