Katie Troyer left the Amish and found home. "I was given the option – go back into church and swallow it all up and be a good person there or jump. And I jumped."
Read producer Callie Wiser's article about filming Katie Troyer and making this short video.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.