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.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.