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The 1950s weren't such a peaceful time
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The '50s - that nostalgic decade of peace and tranquility - well, sort of. Author David Halberstam in his riveting book, "The Fifties," contends that it was a restless, pivotal decade that permanently changed America.Those of us who lived through that decade did not have school lunches, the vast choice of athletic programs, or many other opportunities available to today's students. But all the entrances to our schools remained open all day.

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