Throughout the early 1960s thousands of young men and women poured into the Santa Clara valley every month, lured by the booming electronics and defense industries. "There was just too much talent stuffed into one place."
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
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.