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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.