In the meantime, I'm once again trying to get back to blogging, researching, getting ready for Christmas, etc.
Since I've been struggling on the blog writing front, I've decided to start participating in Julie Goucher's activity, The Book of Me, Written by You.
Even though I'll still be a few prompts behind, I decided to start with - Prompt 12, The Year You Were Born.
Or use any other historical (well known or otherwise) event
I'm a child of the early 1960's. There were many major historical and cultural events that occurred during the first decade of my life. I often felt like I was born after my time because there were many things I would have loved to participated in but of course was too young. Even if I had been older, I doubt that my parents would have let me any way.
The following is a list of noted events and people during the 60s.
Politics and Civil Rights
John F. Kennedy sworn in as 35th President - 1961
Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as 36th and 37th President - 1963, 1965
Richard Nixon sworn in as 38th President - 1969
Adam Clayton Powell becomes Chairmen of House Education and Labor Committee - 1961Robert Weaver appointed to head up HUD - 1966
Thurgood Marshall appointed to the Supreme Court - 1967
Cal Stokes elected Mayor of Cleveland - 1967
Shirley Chisholm elected to House of Representatives - 1968
Howard Lee elected Mayor of Chapel Hill - 1969
Greensboro, NC Sit-Ins begin - 1960
Civil Rights Act - 1964, 1968
Voting Rights Act - 1965
Miscegenation Laws Struck Down in Loving v. Virginia - 1967
Assassinations / Murders
Medgar Evers - 1963
Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair - 1963
John F. Kennedy - 1963
Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman - 1964
Malcom X - 1965
Martin Luther King - 1968
Bobby Kennedy - 1968
Samual Hammond, Delano Middleton, Henry Smith - 1968
Cultural, Sports, Etc.
Ben E. King
Clarence "Big House" Gaines
Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali
Earl "The Pearl" Monroe
Literature, Movies, Art
The Fire Next Time
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Amen Corner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
To Sir With Love
In the Heat of the Night
Lillies of the Field
The Sammy Davis Jr. Show
The Mod Squad
Kwanzaa Celebration begins - 1966