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    1971 is one that will never be forgotten in sports history This was the night of an international sports spectacle This was the night that Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier attempted to settle the controversy over the world heavyweight boxing championship at Madison Square Garden Never before had a boxing match meant so much cost so much viewed so much or edged out the My Lai Baer Clowns Braddock Downs Date s June 13 1935 Location New York New York Tag s Depression Entertainment Cinderella Man Baer Braddock Max Baer James Braddock Boxing From rags to riches Strive and succeed A man may be down but he s never out 1 John Kieran Max Baer taunted his opponent A barrage of boos rained down from the audience voicing their antipathy and intolerance for Baer s lack of sportsmanship and detachment from the struggles of ordinary Americans In response to the jeering onlookers Baer began yelling and heckling members The Brute vs the Uncle Tom Fighting for American Respect Date s July 4 1910 Location New York New York Washoe Nevada Tag s African American Sports Boxing Two men stand between the ropes among a crowd of blood thirsty white faces

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    reached Palmer he would continue his travels throughout the neighborhood Everyday Charles Thomas Anderson would embark on this journey but not in an automobile he would embark on this journey by foot no matter what the weather forecast predicted Charles Thomas Anderson was a mailman and this was his journey to work 1 Charles Thomas Anderson was not always a mailman He was born in 1917 in Hopkinsville Kentucky where he claimed his residence until December 1941 when Japan attacked the American military base Pearl Harbor leading to the United States joining World War II and Anderson joining the cause After serving as Master Sergeant in the Air Force Anderson s life would be forever changed due to the G I Bill This bill made it easier for veterans to own more land more than ever before specifically in the suburbs 2 The suburbs were a place where these veterans could raise their baby booming families with a white picket fence and achieve the American dream The suburb was a passport to consistency community and safety Just as getting to work was important so was the initial move into the suburbs 3 For Anderson in particular the suburbs of Florida where lower taxes and tropical weather made this American dream an even better reality was the ideal place to call home Charles Thomas Anderson sought to maintain this dream through employment employment he found at the Winter Park post office There from 1955 until he retired in 1974 Anderson became the Whistling Postman 4 His route encompassed Palmer Avenue through Via Bella but he took this daily journey with pleasure Charles Thomas Anderson s daily commute was much more than a journey to work it was a story of the American dream 1 Funeral Notice Charles Thomas Anderson The Orlando

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    a suburban city located on the outskirts of Orlando in Orange County Florida It has a current population of 27 852 residents and is home to Rollins College Full Sail University and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Its areas range from open parks to residential areas to even street side shopping all along Park Avenue It is in this eclectic town that just approximately Racial Relationships within the Suburban Community Date s 1955 to 1973 Location Westchester New York Tag s Suburbs Civil Rights Race Relations Community race The large amount of social change that occurred within the mid 20 th century arose from the push toward equality between the groups of people urging the nation for integration These groups pushed for the basic rights for people of any gender race or sexual orientation This desire to change the nation led to many government and social acts to protect and provide these oppressed 1955 Research on Community Socioeconomic Standings in Metropolitan Detroit Date s 1955 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Black Bottom Detroit social status U S Census Economic Levels In 1955 a publication on the social rating of community areas in Metropolitan Detroit was prepared in response to an apparent number of requests for such information from member agencies of the United Community Services The information was intended to summarize and explain the standing social position of all communities in Metro Detroit based on their economic relation to each other and Bo Diddley Records I m a Man Date s October 22 1955 Location Cook Illinois Tag s African Americans music Rock and Roll The lyrics The way I make love to em they can t resist I m a man spell M A N sung with bravado and sexual intrigue not only broke the monotonous

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    Stovin Avenue until he finally took his last right turn onto Palmer Avenue Once he reached Palmer he would continue his travels The Start of a New Era Date s January 1955 to 1955 Location Tag s Florida Tourism Winter Park is a suburban city located on the outskirts of Orlando in Orange County Florida It has a current population of 27 852 residents and is home to Rollins College Full Sail University and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Its areas range from open parks to residential areas to even street side shopping all along Park Avenue It is in this eclectic town that just approximately Old Winter Park Road Date s January 1 1950 Location Tag s Winter Park Feminism Post World War II the Unites State s history is shaped by activism Starting with the African American civil rights movement feminist and homosexuals found their voice and followed with their own activist movement Sarah Mrs Joe K Galloway s story Joyce Kilmer Was Right is a small representation of this particularly the feminist movement In her story Galloway tells how in the 1950s The Florida Highwaymen Date s 1950 to 1975 Location Tag s 1950s

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    just the G I Bill to provide aid for returning veterans of World War II and prevent another economic crisis like the Great Depression which the country had just recovered from The bill s main provisions were to guarantee that veterans would receive several things that had previously Making the Journey Date s 1955 to 1974 Location Orange Florida Tag s G I Bill Suburbanization American Dream Everyday Charles Thomas

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    nearby residential neighborhoods As the area became more heavily industrial the demand for workers increased A City on the Rise Expressways in Early Detroit Date s April 8 1950 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Suburbanization freeways Urban Renewal Detroit In the mid twentieth century Detroit was on the cutting edge of transportation innovation and many cities around the world marveled at the city s rapid growth and industrial pride The John C Lodge Freeway was one of the many attractions gaining Detroit much of its attention An aerial photograph taken in 1950 shows the city s complex and multifaceted highway system starting to take form The photo Bob MacHardy s Journey to Work Date s August 25 1985 Location Orange Florida Tag s Suburbanization Urbanization Obituary Bob MacHardy was a teacher at Winter Park High School from 1962 until his unexpected death in 1985 During that time he and his wife and sons lived at 233 Pinewood Drive in southern Maitland His journey to his job roughly six miles away was typical for a middle class educator in central Florida A winding labyrinth of suburbs encircled both his house and the High School at which he worked and only Making

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    in Bucks County Pennsylvania The Myers had three children and the house in Levittown had everything they wanted Daisy recounted it was a rancher with a third bedroom for our baby girl a garage for Bill and a yard for the children to play in However excited as she was Making the Journey Date s 1955 to 1974 Location Orange Florida Tag s G I Bill Suburbanization American Dream Everyday

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    the home that August for 12 000 officially beginning the legacy of the Langford Resort Hotel 1 Years then passed and American involvement in World War II would begin and end as the entire state of Florida one of the least populated states in the South began to transform into a tropical destination 2 Then in the early 1950s Robert E Langford having been raised in the hotel business in Chicago decided that he wanted to build a hotel in the very neighborhood that his grandmother called home Langford realized that with the inventions of air conditioning to stifle the Florida heat and air travel to get to destinations easier than ever Central Florida was ripe for development 3 He immediately began purchasing property across the street from his grandmother s house on East New England Avenue to build the one million dollar Langford Resort Hotel The two hundred room luxury Langford Resort Hotel opened its doors officially in January of 1956 Along with it being Central Florida s first air conditioned hotel the modern design of the Langford included the Empire Room a famed supper club that featured nightclub acts from around the country the Tree Tap Room used for dances and banquets and a seventy five foot swimming pool surrounded by lush foliage a petting zoo and a variety of tropical birds 4 This hotel quickly became the exotic escape that Florida tourists vied for and attracted numerous influential people including Ronald and Nancy Regan Eleanor Roosevelt and Walt Disney while he was scouting the area for a location for his theme park After forty four years and countless guests in May 2000 the Langford Resort Hotel closed its doors forever In true Langford fashion however the hotel went out in style During the hotels perfectly entitled End

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