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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

Sports, Cars & Other Pastimes

Movies: Today the 3-D Experience is a Draw; Yesterday’s Audiences Also Came for an “Experience”

Today 3-D films and blockbuster action films are a draw that will pull audiences into the theater. One hundred years ago, movies were brand new,... continue »

The Shared Experience: Big Events on Radio and TV

Part of the pleasure of watching events like the Super Bowl or the Olympics is the fact that we can share the experience with others.... continue »

The Winter Olympics: Added to Games in 1924

While the every four-years tradition of the Olympic Games was begun by the Greeks in ancient times, the original games eventually faded out only to... 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 »