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American Experience, Goin' Back to T-Town
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produced by Joyce Vaughn and Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Two Dollars and a Dream Inc., in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 53 mins
Goin’ Back to T-Town tells the story of Greenwood, an extraordinary Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that prospered during the 1920s and 30s despite rampant and hostile segregation. Torn apart in 1921 by one of the worst racially-motivated massacres in the nation’s history, the neighborhood rose from the as...
produced by Joyce Vaughn and Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Two Dollars and a Dream Inc., in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 53 mins
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American Experience, New York Underground
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written by Elena Mannes, fl. 2002; produced by Libby Kreutz and Elena Mannes, fl. 2002, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
Ever since its grand opening in 1904, New York City's subway has remained the largest subway system in the world, with more than 700 miles of track and a billion passengers per year.
written by Elena Mannes, fl. 2002; produced by Libby Kreutz and Elena Mannes, fl. 2002, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 53 mins
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American Experience, Riding the Rails
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directed by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell; produced by Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 1 hour 12 mins
Archival footage and newsreel interviews featuring kids full of bravado tells the unforgettable story of 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression.
directed by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell; produced by Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 1 hour 12 mins
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American Experience, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War,...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, Coney Island
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produced by Coney Island Film Project, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 11 mins
Before there was Disneyland, there was Coney Island. By the turn of the century, this tiny piece of New York real estate was internationally famous. On summer Sundays, three great pleasure domes--Steeplechase, Luna Park and Dreamland--competed for the patronage of a half-million people. By day it was the world's m...
produced by Coney Island Film Project, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 11 mins
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American Experience, Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 57 mins
For years, Apache tribes had resisted the advance of the pioneers and their threat to the traditional ways of life. But Geronimo fought the longest, becoming one of the most famous, feared and misunderstood Indian warriors in our history. Now at last, descendants of those Apaches who fought so long ago tell their...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 57 mins
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American Experience, Summer of Love
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directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descende...
directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
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American Experience, We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 17 mins
In 1621, Massasoit, sachem of the Wampanoags of New England negotiated a treaty with Pilgrim settlers. A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English and a confederation of Indians, this diplomatic gamble seemed to have been a grave miscalculation.
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 17 mins
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American Experience, We Shall Remain: Geronimo
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 18 mins
As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of proud resistance.
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 18 mins
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American Experience, We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 26 mins
In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North American continent. After his death he would live on as a potent symbol of Native pride and pan In...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 26 mins
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