Forrest Gump's Living History Project

  • McCarthyism (1950-1956)

    McCarthyism (1950-1956)
    the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    A war between North Korea which was at one point supported by China and the USSR and South Korea which was supported by the United Nations. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Brown VS Board Of Education

    Brown VS Board Of Education
    A landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional
  • Emmett Till's Murder

    Emmett Till's Murder
    At the age of 14, he was murdered by two adult white men for being accused of flirting with a white female cashier.
  • The Vietnam War (1955-1975)

    The Vietnam War (1955-1975)
    This was a Cold-War Era Military Conflict that occured in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    A competition between USSR and The United States for supremecy in space.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School.
  • Hispanic And Chhicano Movement

    Hispanic And Chhicano Movement
    Another large ethnic minority group, the Mexican-Americans, are among other Hispanics in the U.S. who fought to end racial discrimination. The largest Mexican-American populations was in the Southwestern United States, such as California with over 1 million Chicanos in Los Angeles alone, and Texas where Jim Crow laws included Mexican-Americans as "non-white" in some instances to be legally segregated.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    was a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other. It was one of the major confrontations of the Cold War, and is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict.
  • I Have A Dream

    I Have A Dream
    This is the day in which MLK gave his favorite speech a the Lincoln Memorial
  • JFK Got Shot

    JFK Got Shot
    John F Kennedy Gets shot in Dallas, Texas during presidential motorcade in a car next to his wife Jaqueline
  • NIKE Inc.

    NIKE Inc.
    an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. It is one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel[3] and a major manufacturer of sports equipment.
  • Malcom X's Assasination

    Malcom X's Assasination
    One week after his house was bombed, Malcolm X was shot to death by Nation of Islam members while speaking at a rally of his organization in New York City.
  • War Protests

    War Protests
    few Americans protested the American involvement in Vietnam, but as the war dragged on and the body count continued to climb, civil unrest escalated. Students became a powerful and disruptive force and university campuses sparked a national debate over the war
  • MLK Was Assassinated

    MLK Was Assassinated
    Martin Luther King, at age 39, is shot as he stands on the balcony outside his hotel room. Escaped convict and committed racist James Earl Ray is convicted of the crime.
  • Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
    Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, California. He was Killed during the campaign season for the United States Presidential election, 1968. Kennedy was shot as he walked through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel and died in the Good Samaritan Hospital.
  • Woodstock

    During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    five men, wearing business suits and latex gloves, were arrested in the offices of the Democratic National Committee. The men had been repairing wiretapping equipment and, according to some, taking pictures of documentation.
  • John Lennon's Murder

    John Lennon's Murder
    John lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived.
  • HIV / AIDS

    HIV / AIDS
    HIV was clnically observed in the U.S. This is a condition which is progessive in causing failure to the immune system that creates life-threatening infections and cancers to thrive.
  • Assasination attempt of Reagan

    Assasination attempt of Reagan
    While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinkley JR