The Race Underground
The story of America's first subway system.
In this collection, delve into stories from
We Shall Remain, a five-part 2009 series on the history and lives of Native Americans, and from other American Experience films.
Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory |
Watch Chapter 1 of Jubilee Singers.
The Battle of Chosin |
Lillian Kinkela Keil was one of the most decorated women in WWII and the Korean War, with 11 battle stars, four air medals and more than 450 air evacuations in Europe and in Korea.
Death and the Civil War |
Today, our government provides services for surviving veterans and their families, but it took the mass casualties of the Civil War to bring about this standard.
Nearly 50 years ago, we took one small step. In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.
In this award-winning collection, explore documentaries, biographies, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at the history of the American presidency.
On February 24, 1868, something extraordinary happened in the United States Congress.
The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– campaign to breed a “better” American race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling science of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.
The Eugenics Crusade |
Eugenic beliefs had serious implications for Latinos in California, especially working-class Mexican-origin women and men, who were a growing population in the state in the first half of the 20th century.
The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.
The Feud |
In 1878, Randall McCoy accused a relative of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield of stealing one of the McCoys’ hogs.
The Secret of Tuxedo Park |
The story of the Wall Street tycoon whose radar technology helped win World War II.