On New Year's Eve, 1879, Thomas Edison unveiled his newest invention: the electric light. Reporters came from all over the U.S. to see Edison's Menlo Park lab lit up with his incandescent bulbs.
Explore the life of singer Marian Anderson and her triumphant 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
Goin' Back to T-Town: Revisit a thriving Black community in Tulsa, which rebuilt after a 1921 racially-motivated massacre.
Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down gangsters and break up a Nazi spy ring in South America. Her work helped lay the foundation for modern codebreaking today.
In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document Thomas Edison going about his day.
Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his new invention, the telephone, at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.
In 1894, Thomas Edison filmed sharpshooter Annie Oakley in his Black Maria studio.