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?
Do you have a story from the 1964 Freedom Summer? Share your story with American Experience.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.