Social Groups

America in the 1950s

African-Americans

After the Cold War there were about 250 radio stations in America aimed for African-American listeners. Some African-American song artists were- Berry, Penniman, Nat "king" Cole, Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte. This gave many other races hope because they now had their own pride rather than getting discriminated against and only getting the things that the "dominate" race didn't want.

Women's Roles

The role of homemaker and mother were glorified in magazines, movies, and TV programs around the 1950's since the soldiers came home and started their new lives. Time Magazine described the homemaker as "the key figure in all suburbia, the thread that weaves between family and community-the keeper of the suburban dream." This gave women the opportunity to hold jobs and showed society how important the women's jobs were.
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