In 1953, the author Langston Hughes was called before Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations. We dramatized the actual hearing transcripts of Hughes’s testimony, made public 50 years later.
Margaret Chase Smith was the first senator to stand up to Joseph McCarthy.
Senator Joseph McCarthy hired Cohn in 1953 as Chief Counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
The McCarthy hearings are now emblematic of the 1950s "Red Scare."
Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield earned a reputation for being fearless.
In 1878, Randall McCoy accused a relative of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield of stealing one of the McCoys’ hogs.
In 1969, Joel Rosenman and his partners met to brainstorm what would become Woodstock.
Wavy Gravy named himself the “Please Chief” of the Hog Farm’s “Please Force." He was in charge of Woodstock festival security.
Five weeks before the festival, Max Yasgur, a dairy farmer agreed to host Woodstock on his property.
Michael Collins piloted the command module nicknamed the Columbia, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.
Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.