Season 27 Episode 10 | 1h 52m 17s
Explore the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620. The challenges they faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.
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Funding for Season 27 of American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for The Pilgrims provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Lilly Endowment, Inc.; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Rosalind P. Walter; The Annenberg Foundation; The 1772 Foundation; and The Overbrook Foundation: Arthur H. Altschul Jr.