In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state. That was about to change.
The Vote |
Celebrate the strategies and tactics of the movement in a new interactive experience.
Freedom Summer |
A new telling of the story of the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi—carried out by the Klan and enabled by police collusion and a Mississippi state spy agency.
Mr. Tornado |
Ted Fujita's groundbreaking work in research and applied science saved thousands of lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena.
Stonewall Uprising |
In 1924, the first gay rights organization is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago.
People who research and write about transgender issues often face the challenge of finding primary sources. The Digital Transgender Archive seeks to change that.
The Vote |
A Browse through our selection of historical images of notable gender non-conforming suffragists.
History is alive. We are still living it. Let’s talk about it.
American Experience documentaries anywhere, anytime. We will update this page as new films become available
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.
The Blinding of Isaac Woodard |
Pvt. Booker T. Spicely was one of numerous soldiers slain for purported Jim Crow violations in the 1940s.
Explore America's complicated relationship with the natural world, from our struggles to dominate nature to our attempts to understand and protect it.
Explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.