Cold War Family Bomb Shelter and Preparation (1950s)

    This bomb shelter is recommended by the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization as the best moderately priced protection for a family against radioactive fallout. Cost would range from $1,000 to $1,500. June 28, 1959.

Nation of Islam

Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African-American religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and his son, Warith Deen Mohammed.

RICHARD SPECK NURSE MURDERER (1960’s)

Richard Speck captured the nation’s attention during the summer of 1966 after murdering eight female students who lived together on Chicago’s South Side. Before then, he had been responsible for other acts of violence against his family and others but had a knack for escaping the police. After his killing spree in 1966, a manhunt […]

CHICAGO WEST SIDE RACE RIOTS (1968)

Chicago “West Side” Race Riots – 1968 The 1968 Chicago riots were sparked by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was shot while standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968 at 6:01 pm. Violence and chaos followed, with blacks flooding out […]

“American Indian Conference” (1961)

Jaunita Groves, Glen Lloyd and Stella LaRosa have a reunion for the first time in 40 years at the American Indian Conference at Soldier Field. The two women are of the Ute Tribe, Uintah and Ouray Reservation. June 18, 1961.