1950s decade montage

1950s-1990s Timeline

By Shahzad
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  • Ku Klux Klan Christmas Eve Bombing

    Ku Klux Klan Christmas Eve Bombing
    On Christmas Eve the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb under the bedroom of married couple Harry T. Moore and Harriet V. Moore. The explosion killed Harry on the spot and his wife nine days later. Their daughters were unharmed in the blast. They were killed because the Ku Klux Klan didn't like how Harry was openly for civil rights and that he was active in trying to further it.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education Case

    Brown vs. Board of Education Case
    The name given to five seperate cases in the U.S. that all had to do with segregation in school. This is where Chief Justice Earl Warren declared the old statues quo of, "seperate but eual" can't apply to education. This is what began the desegregation of public schools in the U.S.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis PresleyThis was the date where Elvis first sang his first record, "That's Alright," at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport. On that night he also sang his first national country hit at the time, "Baby, Let's Play house." Elvis was mainly recognized as being one of the first people to introduce the genre of "rock and roll" music to America. Subsequently resulting in his nick name as the "King of Rock and Roll."
  • Murder of Emmett Till

    Murder of Emmett Till
    Emmit TillEmmit was brutally beaten and then lynched for whistling at a white woman in the Alabama. He didn't know he could get into that much trouble for doing that because he was from the North. The people who killed him were found not guilty in court which enraged many of African Americans,especially the ones who personally knew him.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Vietnam WarA war that started because of the invasion of communist North Vietnam to democratic South Vietnam. Since the South was democratic the U.S. felt like they had to help in inorder to stop the spread of communism (containment). The war was very unsupported by a number of people, especially the "hippies" of the time. For this reason most veterans from the war don't speak of it.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Montgomery Bus BoycottThis is when the African Americans of Montgomery, Alabama officially decided that they wanted to protest against segregation on busses by not using them. This movement was started by the Rosa Parks bus event. Rosa Parks didn't want to give up her seat on a bus when a white person wanted it so she got arrested. That even started a whole chain of protests and eventually lead the the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Little Rock NineAfter the Brown vs. Board of education case, the NAACP registered a group of nine African American teenagers to an all white highschool in Little Rock. The teenagers went through much discrimination in their time at the school. At first the school guards wouldn't even let them go to school because of their race. The president had to issue police to help them go to and from school because of how much the people at Little Rock didn't like African Americans attending their schools.
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    JFK AssasinationJohn F. Kennedy died on this day in Dallas, Texas making a routine campaign appearance (as he usually does) when he got shot in the head by Lee Harvey Oswald. He was only president for two years. In that time he became a symbol of change, equality, and possibility for people who weren't being treated fairly. It was a great shock to Americans.
  • RFK Assasination

    RFK Assasination
    Robert F. Kennedy was shot three times on this day by a Palestinian immigrant by the name of Sirhan Sirhan. This was after a speech he gave at a hotel in Los Angeles, California. It's because of his death that there is now Secret Service protection for all major presedential canadites.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    This was a big push forward for the U.S. With the moon landing the first man on the moon was declared! In doing this the U,S. took the lead in the space race against the Soviet Union. John F. Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon before 1970 was realized.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    On this day seven men were arrested for breaking into The Democratic National Committee headquarters. These men were found to be somehow connected to President Nixon. After conviction these men were found to be part of other illegal activites that were authorized by Nixon. As a result Nixon becomes the first and only president to resign from office after not serving a full term.
  • John Lennon's Assasination

    John Lennon's Assasination
    John Lennon was best known as being a "beatle," from the hit band of the era "The Beatles." He was shot to death by Mark David Chapman. Ironically Chapman was a long time fan of the Beatles and idolized Lennon. However Chapman began to plan this murder after Lennon claimed that "The Beatles," were bigger than Jesus. Chapman didn't like this statement because he was a Christian.