Well...if you're over 70 (and American - which I suspect this question is for); right on. But wait! If you're Rosa Parks, taking part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Also - in the same year (1955), While visiting family in Money, Miss., 14-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till is killed by white men.
Rock 'n roll artist Chuck Berry records the hit song "Maybellene" with Chess Records.
There are pages, pages and pages of other 'theme weekends' of what black people went through - and what they performed...which eventually was nabbed by white musicians (see above - but earlier); you mention Elvis. And of course blacks who were in America were relatives of slaves, dragged over from Africa, with some still being murdered - of course, it still was a 'right' in some states to do that for just looking at a southern women, let alone speak to them.
And no...I'm not black (or even American).