"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.
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A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
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The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.