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Hippies Change a Generation

The 1960s brought us the hippies—a younger generation who rebelled against their parents, community and government. It was a counterculture mantra of “turn on, tune in and drop out.” Flower power, marijuana and advocacy for communal living was the order of the day. Hippie culture reached its peak of influence and visibility at the Woodstock music festival in 1969.

Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

“Robinson's gonna play on this ball club ‘cause I don't look at the color. I don't care whether ... more

Wright Brothers Take Flight

Orville and Wilbur Wright made history on December 17, 1903, when their Wright Flyer One reached ... more

Chicago’s “Sod Father”

"There's six of us who have been in Major League Baseball: My grandfather, my dad, my two uncles, ... more
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