[2015] sameria lunkin: The '60s

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[2015] sameria lunkin: The '60s


Four black college students from NorthCarolina in Greensboro, North Carolina stage a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth lunch counterFebruary 1, 1960

April 17, 1961 - The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba is repulsed by Cuban forces in an attempt by Cuban exiles under the direction of the United States government to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro.

October 15, 1965 - The first public burning of a draft card occurs in protest to the Vietnam War. It is coordinated by the anti-war group of students, National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam.

Freedom culminates with Dr. Martin Luther King's famous " Have a dream speech

On November 15, 1969, more than two hundred and fifty thousand anti-Vietnam war demonstrators marched on Washington, D.C. to peacefully protest the war.

April 4, 1968 - Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee while standing on a motel balcony by James Earl Ray.


JFK is assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson


November 22, 1963



Black riots plague U.S. cities. In New York, New Jersey, twenty-six are killed, fifteen hundred injured and one thousand arrested from July 12 to 17.known as the 12th Street Riots, decimate a black ghetto in 1967

The 1960 campaign for president had seen the first televised debate on September 26.

October 14, 1962

Rock n' Roll delivered and uninhibited sexual appeal directly to young audiences while horrifying older people.

The Cuban Missile Crises begins. In response to the Soviet Union building offensive missiles in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy

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Lt. Colonel John Glenn becomes the first U.S. astronaut in orbit equalizing space race with Soviet Union (february 20, 1962)

***Other Key Events ***

February 7, 1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson orders the continuous bombing of North VietnamAugust 6, 1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

First Gay community opens up in San Fransico

June 5, 1968 - Presidential candidate, the Democratic Senator from New York, Robert F. Kennedy


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