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.
Explore the life of singer Marian Anderson and her triumphant 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
Goin' Back to T-Town: Revisit a thriving Black community in Tulsa, which rebuilt after a 1921 racially-motivated massacre.
Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down gangsters and break up a Nazi spy ring in South America. Her work helped lay the foundation for modern codebreaking today.
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.