HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Jul 16, 2014 — The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.
Apr 4, 2014 — The act, which turns 50 this year, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels.
Jan 20, 2014 — The act, among other things, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels. This year marks the 50th anniversary of its passage. Author Todd Purdum joins Fresh Air to talk about the legislative and political battles that surrounded it.