AST201H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: American Bandstand, The Organization Man, Mahatma Gandhi

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By 1957, 97% of marriageable men and women were married. White-flight - white middle class leaves for suburbs. All the houses looked the same, suburbs were a great place to raise children, and life was centered around the home. Tv brought news, serials, and comedies such as i love lucy . Tv becomes affordable and the demand for new programming rose. Rock n roll music - the devils music ; sares prude white women. December 1955 - rosa parks refuses to give up seat to a white man on public bus, blacks organize bus boycott. Martin luther king jr. becomes leader of the movement, encouraged nonviolent protest tactics, modeled on the example of mohandas gandhi, the peaceful protest lasted 381 days, nov 13, 1956 - supreme court orders the buses to desegregate. Little rock, arkansas - little rock nine; the little rock nine was the first group of black students to integrate in little a rock high school.

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