Dating facts from 1950
But when it comes to marital commitments, and even public displays of affection, barriers still remain.
The following fact sheet was prepared for the 2011 Council on Contemporary Families conference, “Tipping Point? Breaking the last taboo: Interracial marriage in America.
This collection looks back at marriage in the post-war years of the 1950s and 60s, with emphasis on the role of women.
It also shows the beginning of social changes, such as divorce reform and the introduction of the contraceptive pill, which impacted on wedlock.
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for espionage. The bad news: Actor James Dean died in a car accident.
She is a public affairs intern for this year with the Council on Contemporary Families. Virginia Rutter is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University. M., Bonilla-Silva, E., Ray, V., Buckelew, R., & Hordge-Freeman, E. Critical race theories, colorism, and the decade’s research on families of color. Joseph Mc Carthy (R-Wisconsin) began a witch hunt that would result in the blacklisting of many Americans as communists.