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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The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.