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.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.