As North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon, eleven U.S. Marines found themselves on the roof of the American Embassy with no U.S. helicopters in sight.
In August 1955, a 14-year-old Black boy named Emmett Till was murdered by two white men. His death helped mobilize the civil rights movement.
Follow the gripping story of the race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900.
Watch Last Days in Vietnam with Vietnamese subtitles.
American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses why the events depicted in Last Days in Vietnam are a critical chapter in American history.
Stuart Herrington recalls the struggle of members of the South Vietnamese military who stayed behind to fight while their families were evacuated.