A 1923 American Relief Administration film, “America’s Gift to Famine Stricken Russia,” tracks the path of food aid to the Soviet Union, where citizens were suffering a third year of severe drought.
In these selected film clips, the ARA introduces important members of its staff and shows the variety of creative ways they delivered rice, lard, corn, grits, milk, sugar and cocoa to hundreds of villages. Carrying supplies by ship, train, horse, camel and on people’s own backs, the ARA fed up to 11 million people daily.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.