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Building the Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream

This film offers unique insight into the challenges faced — and overcome — in the 27-year effort to create a national memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. Interviews with Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Andrew Young, John Lewis, John Warner, Connie Morella, John Sarbanes, King family members and others tell the story of the memorial, from […]

American Experience: 1964

American Experience: 1964

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater’s campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to […]

Freedom Riders

American Experience: Freedom Riders

In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of college students — many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university — decided to risk […]

Klansville, U.S.A.

American Experience: Klansville, U.S.A.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE investigates the reasons North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organization in the country, with more members than all the other Southern states combined, during the 1960s. On CPTV: Tuesday, January 13 at 9:00 p.m.