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Klansville: Former North Carolina Klansman C.P. Ellis
Former North Carolina Klansman C.P. Ellis recalls his initiation.
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Klansville: The film Birth of a Nation glorified the KKK
The film Birth of a Nation glorified the KKK
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Personalizing the Past: Vegas Mushroom Cloud
A mushroom cloud seen from Las Vegas in 1958.
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Personalizing the Past: Jerome
Japanese Americans are released from the Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas.
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Personalizing the Past: Spring of Youth
A family sips from a “spring of youth” ca. 1947.
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Personalizing the Past: FDR
President Franklin Roosevelt walks down a ramp from his private railroad car ca. 1938.
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Personalizing the Past: Celilo Falls
Native fishermen at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River.
Clip: S29 | 1m 57s
Personalizing the Past: Baltimore
Workers at the Baltimore Luggage Company making suitcases in 1957.
Clip: S29 | 1m 5s
From the Vault | Amelia Earhart
At age 23, Amelia Earhart took her first ride in an airplane and knew she had to fly.
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There’s more to this presidential piece of furniture than meets the eye.
Clip: S29 | 2m 31s
Coming in Fall 2016
Executive Producer Mark Samels previews our fall lineup.
Preview: S29 | 2m 37s
The Hippie Tour
1967, a tour bus on Haight Street claimed to be the only foreign tour in the domestic U.S.
Clip: S29 Ep12 | 1m 8s
Summer of Love: Chapter 1
Watch the opening scene of Summer of Love.
Clip: S29 Ep12 | 8m
Free Love & Free Stuff
1967, young people flooded into San Francisco to find what one described as “wonderland.”
Clip: S29 Ep12 | 2m 24s
Visions of a utopian society took shape in the Haight-Ashbury district in the mid 1960s.
Clip: S29 Ep12 | 3m 5s
Summer of Love
A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.
Preview: S29 Ep12 | 30s
The Race Underground Scene Breakdown
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MBTA’s Signal Shop, where workers maintain the equipment that keeps the trains on track.
Clip: S29 Ep11 | 2m 6s
The Great War, Part 2: Trailer
Follow America’s entry into the conflict.
Preview: S29 Ep9 | 30s
There is no such thing as “Mr. Yoga,” but there was a “Mr. Pilates.”
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 38s
A composer's research process and the challenges he faced in creating music for the film.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 2s
The Great War: Chapter 1
After more than two years, thousands of American soldiers boarded ships bound for France.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 8m 28s
The Great War: Why we made it
American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses the film and why we made it.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 24s
George Creel: The Salesman
George Creel — the man tasked with selling the Great War to the American people.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 37s