American Experience

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Preview: Season 23 | 30s

Soundtrack for a Revolution tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music sung by top artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, Andrew Young and dozens more.

Aired: 05/08/11

Rating: NR

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Women in American History

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Women in American History

Women lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and opposition at every turn. In this collection, explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.

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