"For me, I wanted to experience a different life. I wanted to go out and drive a truck, or something like that. I just thought that would be cool. Back then, that was everything to us. To have phones, radios and stuff like that - of course our parents, they didn't like that."
Levi left his Amish family when he was 17. See his story in The Amish: Shunned on American Experience PBS February 4, 2014.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.