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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.