American History 1950 - 2012. 1950’s Facts. Population – 151.7 million Average Salary - $2,992 Loaf of Bread - $.14 Gallon of Gas - $.18 New House - $8,450 New Car - $1,510. 1950’s Facts. The Presidents – Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.
Newspaper headlines the day the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was illegal.
Actual poster from FBI about 3 missing Civil Rights workers. segregation was illegal.
Room where James Earl Ray shot King from. Looking out the window the balcony King was on was to the right.
Stone tablet that sits outside the Lorraine Motel. window the balcony King was on was to the right.
Behind the wreath is the spot King was standing when killed. Room 306 was his.
Hotel where King was staying when killed. Room 306 was his
Kennedy Motorcade seconds from the shooting Room 306 was his.
Jack Ruby shooting Oswald. Office.
RFK announcing Dr. King’s death. Office.
RFK moments after being shot. The boy holding him is Juan Romero , he was shaking his hand when he was shot.
Nixon leaving the White House after resigning. Romero , he was shaking his hand when he was shot.
Challenger explodes shortly after takeoff. Reagan is already in the car.