The United States has seen its share of industrial titans. Which of them do you think had the greatest impact on our country and our world? Henry Ford, whose automobile changed our lives? Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world? Or Rockefeller, who competed with Carnegie in a battle of philanthropy. Or perhaps you think it is someone else? Share your story with American Experience.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.