Whether in politics or popular culture, civil liberty or civil rights, 1964 saw a lot of change. Trends were shifting and American ideals were shifting in a way we had never seen before. What event or set of events do you think had the biggest impact on the year, on American society, or on America as we know it today? Share your story.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.