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Civil Rights Movement Begins

Montgomery, Alabama, became the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person on a segregated bus. Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as the leader when he organized a non-violent protest movement which led to a 381 day bus boycott that was successful in ending segregated seating on Montgomery’s buses.

DiMaggio Joins the War Effort

When the U.S. entered World War II nearly every American joined the war effort, including celebrities. ... more

Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more

Packers Hire Vince Lombari

The Green Bay Packers’ losing season in 1958 prompted the hiring of Vince Lombardi as head ... more
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