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Knowing one’s heritage instills empowerment. However, not all Americans can answer the question “Where do I come from?” due to their history being lost or stolen.
This series considers contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of America. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another.
Since the riots of Stonewall in 1969, The LBQT community has worked hard, fought, and experienced tragic defeats and exciting victories.
In this memoir, MacDonald details his story of growing up in Southie, Boston's Irish Catholic enclave, and examines the ways the media and law enforcement agencies exploit marginalized working-class communities.
This episode of The American Experience considers the role of the United States in the Holocaust and the restrictive immigration policies of the time.
In the shadow of the war in Vietnam and assassinations and rebellions at home, Sargent Shriver launched a string of social interventions.
At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration.
Help students investigate identity and belonging through a film about generations of Chinese immigrants in the United States and their paths to "becoming American."
What does it mean to become American? In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, Bill Moyers explores this question through the experience of the Chinese in America.
In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community.
A filmmaker’s complex relationship with his Filipino heritage is explored through the story of tribal natives brought to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair to be “living exhibits.”
Although Bayard Rustin helped shape the Civil Rights Movement as a longtime advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., he was seen as a political liability due to being openly gay.