In this exhibit, the framework of national events will shape the stories of local experiences starting with the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and ending in 1975 with the end of the Viet Nam War. The installation will include fashion, civil rights, computers and business equipment, women's rights, music, helicopters, the Viet Nam War, and historic preservation. For some, life was a struggle to move beyond the status quo. Opportunity was not always equal. For others, life was good and getting better. Multiple points of view will be shared by way of contemporary oral histories.