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

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas


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)

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President Harry S. Truman

In 1948 when President Harry S. Truman desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces, it was an important step towards the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...