In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the start of demolition of the original Penn Station. It was also the 50th anniversary of the special operating permit granted to Madison Square Garden to operate over the existing train tracks and platforms of the underground station. On July 24, 2013 the New York City Council passed a vote limiting the extension of those air rights to only 10 years, thereby sparking a debate over the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
My American Experience
The American civil rights movement was rife with both discord and conflict as well as events that unified people and disparate groups in a positive way. What civil rights conflicts do you think have been the most impactful on the country? Share your story.
It took me a couple viewings of "Last Days in Vietnam" before I could fully comprehend its central message: the human cost of war. As a 1.5 generation Vietnamese American, I grew up with the Vietnam War as a constant topic of conversation in my home, amplified by the fact that I am essentially a byproduct of that conflict that has left such a strong imprint on American history. My father was a lieutenant who fought in the South Vietnamese army for a democratic Vietnam alongside American soldiers. When the war ended, he tried to escape Vietnam but was eventually imprisoned in an internment/re-education camp for eight years before making his way to the United States with my family in 1992 as part of the Humanitarian Operations (HO) Program.