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.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.