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.

This Day in History

On March 31, 1943, Oklahoma premiered on Broadway. It was expected to flop. Columnist Walter Winchell sent a telegram that said: “No girls. No legs. No chance.” But the Rodgers and Hart musical proved everyone wrong; it opened and had a first run that lasted 15 years.


"What can one person do?"
Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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