• Exterior of Brown v. Board of Education NHS, the former Monroe Elementary School, at night.

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas

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Timeline

Please note: The timeline is undergoing revisions.

This timeline includes events that have happened in the United States since the establishment of Jamestown, Virginia, to events that are happening in the present day. The timeline has been separated into different time periods to reflect changing attitudes in America.

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Columbus to Emancipation (1492-1865)
13th to 19th Amendments and Beyond (1865-1924)
Breakthroughs (1924-1955)
Sit In, Stand Up, Speak Out (1955-1969)
Expanding Horizons (1970-present)

Did You Know?

United States Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court charged states to move with “all deliberate speed” to end segregation in public schools in 1955 in what is known as Brown II.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site