In this 1957 Jubilee video, organizers present foreign lands -- and illustrate some of the era's cultural stereotypes.
In 1954, Brownie Wise inaugurated the Tupperware Homecoming Jubilee. Hundreds of Tupperware dealers from across the country came to the company's Kissimmee, Florida, headquarters for classes and motivational events. Wise gave each year's gathering a theme, with high spectacle and outrageous competitions.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.