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Civil Rights

A new AMERICAN EXPERIENCE collection, currently featuring a selection of our award-winning films from Stanley Nelson (Firelight), documenting pivotal moments in the 20th century civil rights movement— along with articles, digital shorts and original features exploring America’s continued struggle with race, democracy and justice.

Video thumbnail: American Experience The Murder of Emmett Till

American Experience

The Murder of Emmett Till

Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.

The Murder of Emmett Till

Video thumbnail: American Experience Freedom Riders

American Experience

Freedom Riders

The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.

Freedom Riders

Video thumbnail: American Experience Freedom Summer

American Experience

Freedom Summer

Shattering the foundations of white supremacy over 10 memorable weeks in 1964.

Freedom Summer

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