Changes in the 1950s

(Photo of Herbert Hoover using television.)

Transcontinental Television 1951

President Harry Truman inaugurated transcontinental television service on Sept. 4, 1951, when AT&T carried his address to the United Nations in San Francisco to viewers as far away as New England.

Rosa Parks

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man forty years ago on December 1, 1955, she was tired and weary from a long day of work.

At least that’s how the event has been retold countless times and recorded in our history books. But, there’s a misconception here that does not do justice to the woman whose act of courage began turning the wheels of the civil rights movement on that fateful day.

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