The 1950’s was most popular for launching the civil rights movements of women
and minorities. It was a time when segregation was part of everyday life and many minorities where not allowed anywhere near their white counterparts. Through all these trials an d tribulations came one man who would shape all this out and make an impact worldwide. The man was Martin Luther King, Jr., he led the civil rights movements of the 50’s and 60’s and unfortunately, he would pay with his life.
Another important part of the 50’s
went Senator Joseph McCarthy and his accusations of communist activities in the government. Being “Red” or “Black listed” were some of the terms used in labeling accused communist. The practice soon took to Hollywood and many lost jobs and careers because they had been labeled as communist or connected to communism.
At this time many new inventions came fourth into existence. From the colored television, to communication satellites,
the world was coming closer and closer to what we know it as today.
By this time the automobile was owned by the average man. The life of driving great distances on highways had been envisioned by this time and because it was felt that people needed to get around more often President Eisenhower signed the 1956, Federal Highway Act, to construct the greatest networks of highways in the world.