This video from the 1940s shows the Amish Huyard family harvesting wheat and tobacco using traditional methods. The film was taken by friend of the family Charles Noss, a photographer who worked at the nearby Hershey chocolate factory in Pennsylvania. Shortly after this was taken, most Amish groups were forbidden from posing for photographs and videos.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.