Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America's past. These stories are about Americans - people just like you - who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you. Kate Kelly

African-American Leaders

Baseball and Politics: A Reminder of a Time They Intersected

Every now and then a great gift falls in one's lap unexpectedly. My most recent gift came in the form of a book, a sports... continue »

A Moment in Time: Education for Southern Blacks, 1940

Learning a little sometimes reveals a lot. Tuesday night I attended a screening of a recently discovered film from 1940 that was thought to have... continue »

Jackie Robinson: Barred from Flying to First Spring Training

We often read about Rosa Parks' bravery in refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, but... continue »