Jim Thorpe, the first native American to achieve Olympic gold medal glory – he also played pro football, basketball AND baseball
Hidden Histories shines a light on influential Americans who’s stories don’t usually make it into the textbooks – from the “Robin Hood of Harlem” to the greatest athlete of the 20th century.
Nellie Bly – a pioneering journalist and the world’s first travel blogger?
The story of civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin, who was almost written out of history because he was gay.
John Rollin Ridge, aka Yellow Bird: the first Native American to ever publish a novel
Hollywood actor turned visionary inventor Hedy Lamarr – the Mother of Wi-Fi!
The story of 15-year-old African-American school girl Claudette Colvin who, in 1955, took on the State of Alabama.
Barbara Jordan, the African American from the South who defied expectations by being selected to serve in Congress
The story of Good Samaritan Bob Fletcher who supported Japanese-American families during WW2
Meet Dr Frances Oldham Kelsey – a true American hero who challenged big drug companies to protect the American people
Marie Van Brittan Brown – visionary inventor of the Home Security System.