Hey Mama, Welcome to the 60's

  • Greensboro Lunch sit in

    Greensboro Lunch sit in
    A Civil Rights movement protest in 1960, when young African American students staged a sit in at a segregated lunch counter and after being denied service they refused to leave.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    Failed military landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba in 1961 by Cuban exiles, covertly financed and directed by the US.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    Leaders of the Soviet Union and the US engaged in a tense 1 political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear- armed missiles in Cuba. Because of the close proximity to the US, officials raised interest because of the 90-mile distance from Florida and how easily the missiles could reach Eastern US.
  • JFK assinated in Dallas

    JFK assinated in Dallas
    Mortal shooting of John F Kennedy, the 35th president of the US. As he rode in the motorcade in Dallas TX. he was shot and killed by Marxist Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Congress Passes Gulf of Tonkin resolution

    Congress Passes Gulf of Tonkin resolution
    authorized President Lyndon Johnson to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression” by the communist government of North Vietnam. It was passed on August 7, 1964, by the U.S. Congress after an alleged attack on two U.S. naval destroyers stationed off the coast of Vietnam. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution effectively launched America’s full-scale involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Congress passes voting rights act

    Congress passes voting rights act
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.
  • National Orginization for Women Founded

    National Orginization for Women Founded
    Promoted Equal rights for women in the late 60's. It is the largest feminist group in the US. Created to actively challenge sex discrimination in all areas of American society.
  • MLK Jr assinated in Memphis

    MLK Jr assinated in Memphis
    Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests to fight segregation and achieve significant civil rights advances for African Americans. His assassination led to an outpouring of anger among Black Americans.
  • Apollo 11 Lands on the moon

    Apollo 11 Lands on the moon
    U.S. spaceflight during which commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Edwin (“Buzz”) Aldrin, Jr., on July 20, 1969, became the first people to land on the Moon and walk the lunar surface. Apollo 11 was the culmination of the Apollo program and a massive national commitment by the United States to beat the Soviet Union in putting people on the Moon.
  • Woodstock

    The Woodstock Music Festival began on August 15, 1969, as half a million people waited on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the three-day music festival to start. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” the epic event would later be known simply as Woodstock and become synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 1960s.
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