Forrest Gump Timeline

  • Joseph McCarthy-McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy-McCarthyism
    He was saying there was communist working in american government.For many Americans, the most enduring symbol of this “Red Scare”.
  • Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton

    Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton
    Nathaniel Clifton was the first African American to sign a NBA contract. In college Clifton played for Xavier University of Louisiana before joinging the United States Army during World War II.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    Dominate at the Grand Slam events. Gibson became the first black woman to play in the LPGA Tour. Althea was No. 7 out of the top 10 players in the U.S.
  • korean war

    korean war
    The Korean War began as a civil war between North and South Korea. Conflict soon became international when under U.S leadership.
  • Willie Thrower

    Willie Thrower
    Willie Thrower became NFL's first African-American quarterback when he appeared in a game for the Chicago Bears. 15 years before another African-American quarterback would take a snap in a pro game.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    he U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision regarding the case called Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
  • emmett till's murder

    emmett till's murder
    Emmett Louius Till was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississipi at the age of 14 after flirting with a white women.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a long costly armed conflict that marked the communist control of North Vietnam and its southern allies.More than 3 million people were killed in the Vietnam War, more than half were Vietnamese civilians.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    African Americans in the Southern states still fights unequal world they hold. Segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    n December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks decided it was time to take action. The bus driver told her she had to give up her seat for a white man.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    Althea Gibson was the first African American to win a grand slam title in Tennis. Gibson is often considered the "Jackie Robinson of tennis" due to the lack of diversity that existed in tennis.
  • Willie O'Ree

    Willie O'Ree
    Willie O'Ree will be remembered as the first hockey player to break the color barrier in professional hockey. Not only did O'Ree overcome adversity of being a minority,
  • Bob Gibson

    Bob Gibson
    St. Louis Cardinals pitcher had a filthy slider that was so devastating it helped him have one of the greatest pitching seasons. He is the last NL pitcher to win the MVP.
  • Wilma Rudolph

    Wilma Rudolph
    Wilma Rudolph won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. She was the first American woman to accomplish that feat.
  • Charlie Sifford

    Charlie Sifford
    Charlie Sifford was the first to break the color barrier in golf. Starting off as a caddy, Sifford always dreamed of going professional.
  • martin luther king jr

    martin luther king jr
    American Baptist minister, activist, and humanitarian. Leader in the African Civil Rights leader.
  • Bobo Brazil

     Bobo Brazil
    Buddy Rogers for the NWA World Heavyweight Title, becoming the first black to ever win the prestigious title.He always challenged the best wrestlers.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Robinson amazingly never fought back, instead letting his play on the field speak for itself. He went thru lots of racims but that led him to be the great player he was.
  • Assassination Of John Kennedy

    Assassination Of John Kennedy
    Shortly after noon President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign.
  • Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali
    American former heavyweight champion boxer and one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. He got an Olympic gold medalist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title multiple times.
  • disco music

    disco music
    Disco is a genre of music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, salsa and psychedelic that was most popular in the mid and late 1970s.
  • Marlin Briscoe

    Marlin Briscoe
    Marlin the Magician was the first black starting quarterback in NFL. He led an 80-yard touchdown drive as he ran the final 12 yards for the score.
  • jeff garcia

    jeff garcia
    Former American football and Canadian football quaterback who is currently the quaterbacks coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian football League.
  • Otey Cannon

    Otey Cannon
    Otey Cannon was the first African American to play in the North America Soccer League. Although the NASL wasn't necessarily as segregated as other sports.
  • Hank Aaron

    Hank Aaron
    Hammerin' Hank's greatest baseball accomplishment was surpassing Ruth's 714 career homers. He made records he tied and beat Babe Ruth's record.
  • Magic Johnson

    Magic Johnson
    He could play any position but was mostly a really tall point guard. Performed ones of the best NBA passes in the league.
  • reaganomics

    reaganomics
    Refers to the economic policies promoted by U,S President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.
  • HIV-AIDS

    HIV-AIDS
    HIV/AIDS remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges. HIV is a serious problem 7 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV.
  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan became the first person in NBA American history to win 6 championship rings. He led his team the Chicago Bulls since he was a rookie and he scored the most points by any player in his rookie year.
  • Lynette Woodard

    Lynette Woodard
    Lynette Woodard made history by becoming the first female on the Harlem Globetrotters. Before being recruited to the Globetrotters.