Cold War: 1945 - 1960

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Feb. 9, 1950: Sen. Joseph McCarthy Announces “Enemies Within”

Senator Joseph McCarthy delivered a speech at the McLure Hotel during which he claimed to hold a list of known communists in the U.S. State Department.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Greenville Airport Protest 1960

Jan. 1, 1960: Greenville Airport Protest

South Carolina NAACP held Greenville Airport Protest in support of Jackie Robinson.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
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July 11, 1951: Cicero Riot Over Housing Desegregation

Thousands of white people rioted after a young Black couple moved into an apartment in Cicero, Illinois, west of Chicago. They firebombed the building, overturned police cars, and threw stones at firefighters who tried to put out the fire.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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July 18, 1946: Murder of Maceo Snipes

WWII veteran Maceo Snipes was murdered after casting his vote in the Georgia Democratic Primary.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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July 19, 1958: Dockum Drug Store Sit-In

Students Ron Walters, his cousin Carol Parks-Haun, and other leaders in the NAACP Youth Council organized a sit-in.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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July 26, 1950: No Gun Ri Massacre

During the No Gun Ri Massacre, the U.S. 8th Army, ordered that all Korean civilians traveling and moving around the country must be stopped.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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June 15, 1955: Protest of Nuclear Attack Drills

When the Civil Defense Administration attempted to hold a drill simulating a nuclear attack, 27 activists in New York refused to take cover. They handed out pamphlets reading: "We will not obey this order to pretend, to evacuate, to hide... We refuse to cooperate."
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Environment, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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June 3, 1946: Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia

SCOTUS ruled against Jim Crow segregation on interstate commerce in Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia, leading to Journey of Reconciliation Freedom Rides.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship
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