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.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
A Family Gathering : 1 hr
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
FDR : 4 hrs
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Forbidden City, USA : 1 hr
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Forever Baseball : 1 hr
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Freedom Riders : 2 hrs
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Freedom on My Mind : 2 hrs
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
Freedom Summer : 2 hrs
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
French Dance Tonight : 1 hr
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.