Time Period: 1929-1941
Themes: the Great Depression, the New Deal, railroads, economics, homelessness
At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos; from the reasons they left home to what they experienced, all within the context of depression-era America.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.