Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 250 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Chicago 1968 : 1 hr
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
A Class Apart : 1 hr
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Clinton : 4 hrs
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Cold War Roadshow : 1 hr
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
Command and Control : 2 hrs
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The Crash of 1929 : 1 hr
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Custer's Last Stand : 2 hrs
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.