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?
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A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.