America Explained

Fighting for LGBTQ+ Rights

In Colorado, LGBTQIA+ rights have often been repressed. Meet the students at William J. Palmer High School who took their school district to court – and won!

Museum of Artifacts That Made America

The Negro League Baseball

This is the story of how African American baseball players overcame racial segregation to claim the national pastime of Baseball as their own.

Abraham Lincoln’s Top Hat

His top hat added eight inches onto his frame but this is the story of how without his iconic Top Hat, Lincoln may never have become president!

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants and visitors to New York Harbour since 1875

The Skidi Star Chart

This is the story of the Skidi Star Chart, one of the finest horoscopes ever created, all thanks to the Pawnee Tribe of Native America.

The Ruby Laser

Lasers aren’t just for sci-fi fans. This is the story of the first laser ever made

Hidden Histories

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe, the first native American to achieve Olympic gold medal glory – he also played pro football, basketball AND baseball

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly – a pioneering journalist and the world’s first travel blogger?

Bayard Rustin

The story of civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin, who was almost written out of history because he was gay.

John Rollin Ridge

John Rollin Ridge, aka Yellow Bird: the first Native American to ever publish a novel

Hedy Lamarr

Hollywood actor turned visionary inventor Hedy Lamarr – the Mother of Wi-Fi!

Claudette Colvin

The story of 15-year-old African-American school girl Claudette Colvin who, in 1955, took on the State of Alabama.

Women and the American Story

Speeches That Changed America