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 unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
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.