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American Experience

Trailer | The Murder of Emmett Till

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

Trailer | The Murder of Emmett Till

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American Experience

Tunneling and Tracklaying

Workers dug tunnels through mountains in Utah and laid track in the Wyoming desert.

Tunneling and Tracklaying

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Summit Tunnel

Summit Tunnel is 1,659 feet long and through some of the hardest rock in North America.

Summit Tunnel

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Building a Railroad in the Desert

Railroad workers had to lay track across a 40 mile stretch of Nevada desert.

Building a Railroad in the Desert

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Grading on the Transcontinental Railroad

Grading was the most difficult job during construction of the railroad.

Grading on the Transcontinental Railroad

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Cape Horn

To get the railroad line across Cape Horn, workers had to carve hard rock by hand.

Cape Horn

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Central Pacific Workmanship

The Central Pacific prided itself on its workmanship.

Central Pacific Workmanship

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The Task Ahead

Engineer Theodore Judah solved the great riddle of the Pacific Railroad at Donner Pass.

The Task Ahead

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Emmett Till's Funeral

Thousands paid tribute to Emmett Till by attending his funeral.

Emmett Till's Funeral

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No Justice for Emmett Till?

After a 5-day trial, Emmett Till's killers are acquitted.

No Justice for Emmett Till?

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American Experience

Emmett Till, a Sacrificial Lamb

The sad story of Emmett Till spurred the Civil Rights movement.

Emmett Till, a Sacrificial Lamb

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The Kidnapping of Emmett Till

Emmett Till's great-uncle and cousin remember the night he was taken.

The Kidnapping of Emmett Till

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American Experience

Jim Crow in Mississippi

The opening minutes of a 1960 film by a pro-segregation commission in Mississippi.

Jim Crow in Mississippi

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American Experience

The World Learns of Emmett Till

Photos of Till were published in newspapers and magazines.

The World Learns of Emmett Till

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Lynching in Mississippi

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Lynching was a danger African-American men faced in the South.

Lynching in Mississippi

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The Great Migration: From Mississippi to Chicago

In the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of African-Americans moved North.

The Great Migration: From Mississippi to Chicago

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Elevating the City

The streets and buildings of Chicago had to be raised to accommodate a new sewage system.

Elevating the City

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A New Water System for Chicago

Engineers plan a pipe system to deliver clean water to Chicago from Lake Michigan.

A New Water System for Chicago

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Chicago's Grain Elevators

In the 19th century, the grain elevator was a revolutionary technology.

Chicago's Grain Elevators

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Chicago's Skyscrapers

Improvements in elevators and the creation of structural steel made skyscrapers possible.

Chicago's Skyscrapers

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American Experience

Reversing the River

To solve city's water supply & sewage disposal problems, the Chicago River was reversed.

Reversing the River

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American Experience

Chapter 1 | The Murder of Emmett Till

Watch a preview of The Murder of Emmett Till.

Chapter 1 | The Murder of Emmett Till

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