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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.
Black South African freedom music played a central role against apartheid. This film specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years.
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.
Between the Civil War and the Great Depression, three American communities forcibly expelled African-American residents, replacing Reconstruction with Jim Crow laws.
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.
This documentary details the lives of Patti Quigley and Susan Retik, two Boston women who were both pregnant when they lost their husbands in the 9/11 attacks.
What is a moral person to do in times of savage immorality? This question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.