In the 1920s, many Americans were listening to Jazz and learning the Charleston. Henry Ford preferred the country dances he learned as a boy - quadrilles, gavottes, the schottische, the polka and the chorus jig were his favorites. Later in life he hosted dance lessons in Dearborn twice a week to teach what he believed was the correct, old way of dancing.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.