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  • Grapes of Wrath is released

    Grapes of Wrath is a movie based of a book of the same name. It is about a family of farmers who lose their farm during the Great Depression and move to California as migrant workers to find a better life.
  • Native Son is published

    Native Son is a book about a African American family living in Chicago while under poverty.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese aircraft attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This event brings America into World War II
  • Aretha Franklin is born

    Aretha Franklin is an American singer who won over 15 Grammy awards
  • Gandhi is arrested

    Gandhi is arrested for his views on non-violence
  • Malcolm X is ordered to register for military drafting

    Malcolm X is ordered to register, however officers say that he was "mentally disqualified for military service"
  • Rosa Parks first event on a bus

    Rosa Parks is told to leave a bus, on her way out she drops her purse. She sits in a seat to pick up her purse, and the bus driver gets angry, and demands that she leaves.
  • Nelson Mandela is married

    Nelson Mandela marries Evelyn Mase
  • Jackie Robinson's charges on insubordination are dropped

  • Barry White is born

    Barry White was an infamous criminal who stole 30,000 dollars worth of Cadillac tires in the. One day when hearing Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never", White decide to change his ways of life, and became a musician in the 60's
  • Bob Marley is born

  • Jackie Robinson signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers

  • Louis Armstron forms musical group

  • Malcolm X is arrested

    Malcolm X is arrested for robbery. He stole a very expensive watch.
  • Jackie Robinson plays his first season game

  • Jackie Robinson is offically a team member of the Brooklyn Dodgers

  • Gandhi is assasinated by Nathuram Godse

  • Oliver Samuels is born

    Oliver Samuels is a famous comedian and actor