The History of Adult Education

Timeline created by Nadi Bishop
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Abolition American Civil War The Civil War begins and there is increasing pressure to educate Black adults and children (not just freed Blacks) Black had suffered at the hands of discrimination and had been excluded completely from formal education at this point.
Port royal The Port Royal Experiement The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron captures the town of Port Royal in South Carolina, resulting in the freeing of 10,000s of slaves. General TW Sherman requests the federal government send facilitators to educate the freed Blacks and the paradigm for the Reconstruction is established.
440px justin smith morrill   brady handy The Morrill Land Grant College Act This act allowed colleges to recieve land from the federal governement to build post secondary educational buildings. These colleges taught agricultural, technical, and mechanical subjects. Mixed with core curriculum, this grant allowed schools to expand on what was deemed "useful" knowledge.
Fisk Historically Black Universities Fisk Free School (est. 1865) becomes chartered as Fisk University after the Civil War. Atlanta University, Roger Willams University, and Virginia Union College are all established.
Fairpoint new york panoramic map Chautauqua Innovations These educational lectures gave a liberal college experience to adults, placed a significant emphasis on the role of continuing education in adulthood.
401px keppler conkling mephistopheles The Comprimise of 1877 The contriversial instrument promised candidate Rutheford B. Hayes the presidency if he promised to remove Union troops from Florida, Lousiana, and South Carolina. Without the reprimand of the Union, Reconstruction suffered and educational opportunities for Black dwindled.
Fairpoint new york panoramic map Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) One of the first correspondence schools in the US. Reaches several hundreds of thousands of people in the next 20 years.
0314hull The Hull House The Hull House is founded. It is a community outreach program to serve Chicago. It ends up being responsible for the education of many of the Second City's citizens, It is founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
Februaryone North Carolina A&T State University NorthCarolina A&T is established along with what is now North Carolina State University. Both are established to provide mechnical, technical, and agricultural education. However segreation laws will not allow them to co-exist though they have the same educational mission.
Officialbethunecookmanuniversity3 Bethune-Cookman College Mary McCleoud Bethune establishes Bethune Cookman College in Florida. Starts as Bethune School, then merges with the Cookman Institute.
Literacy english color The Southern Literacy Campaign For the next 2 decades, this program will exist to erradicate illiteracy among Blacks in the southern states.
Nsc logo The National Safety Council After a totally epic factory fire in New York caught national attention, the council was organized to bring safety education to the industrial movement all across the country.
Harlem renaissance The Harlem Renaissance A true boom of intellect, music, art, and literature that spread through Harlem between the first and second World War.
Zetaphibeta big big Ee-i-Kee Zeta Phi Beta International Sorority Incorporated is founded on the campus of Howard University. Scholarship is a defining principle of the organization.
Home img Women's Suffrage! The 19th Ammendment to the constitution gives women the vote.
Dangereducatedunionmember Workers' Education Bureau The Bureau is founded to ensure that American workers are educated and aware citizens.
Timeline Federal Department of Adult Education The National Education Association created its Department of Adult Education to educate migrant citizens. Eventually the scope broadens to include other areas of study.
Timeline The Amercan Association for Adult Education The AAAE is founded.
Lindeman 1 Eduard C. Lindeman The Meaning of Adult Education is published.
Timeline Highland Research and Education Center The school is established. It is instrumental in the education and activities of worker's education, then civil rights, then Appalachain issues.
Timeline Founding of the Federal Emergency Relief Administrations and the Works Progress Administration These federal sevices provide African Americans with adult education opportunities through programs in large northern cities.
Theireyeswerewatchinggod Their Eyes Were Watching God is Published Zora Neale Hurston publishes her master novel. She engages in fueds with Richard Wright and other protest writers. She believes that the focus of thier work should remain on finding the value in the Black community and not complaining because Blacks "can't have tea at the Ritz."
John dewey in 1902 John Dewey John Dewey publishes Freedom and Culture. This is just one of his many books (including Democracy and Education). He is a driving force in Adult Education.
Timeline The GI Bill The GI Bill of Rights is passed, giving military men the option to recieve an education with federal assistance.
Gwendolyn brooks Gwendolyn Brooks wins Pulitzer Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African American to win a pulitzer prize for poetry for her work ANNIE ALLEN.
Timeline Formation of the AEA The Adult Education Association of the USA was formed on the philosophy that the purpose of adult education was to make social action and social change.
Logo The Immigration and Naturalization Act A federal act is passed to removed the racial boundaries purposely imposed to hinder the naturalization process of a non US citizen.
600px seal of the united states supreme court.svg Brown V. Board The Supreme Court rules seperate schools for Blacks and whites to be unconstitutional.
Rosa1 Parks sparks Civil Rights Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus.
Littlerock9 The Little Rock Nine begin school. Nine black students enroll and attend high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The governor stops the students from attending school at first. The outrage is so severe that the National Guard is called in so that the kids can attend school.
Library The Library Services Act The federal government extends services to public libraries. Library informaion systems studies made an impact on Adult Education.
Malcom and maya Organization of Afro American Unity Maya Angelou meets with Malcolm X and plans events for the growing organization. The organizationi quickly becomes defunct after the assasination of brother Malcolm a few months later.
465px highereduplaque The Higher Education Act The Higher Education Act is established, providing funds for learners. This results in Pell Grants and Stafford Loans for students to go to school.
Pulitzer400x251 Willard Straight Hall Takeover Cornell University student organization (Afro American Society) takes over the administrative hall to protest lack of Africana Studies and racial injusticed on campus. They are heavily armed. No one is hurt.
British museum from ne 2 Museums Boom Several museums are built between 1960 and 1969
Malcolm knowles Malcome Knowles Malcome Knowles publishes "The Modern Practice of Adult Education: Andragogy vs. Pedagogy"
Paulo freire Paulo Freire Brazillian radical educator and philosopher publishes The Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
Timeline P.L. 92-318 This Act is part of the Adult Education Act and provides more opportunities for adult American Indians.
470px pete stark The congressional Black Caucus Peter Stark (a white male) attempts to join the Congressional Black Caucus. He fails.
Education 1 Department of Education The US Department of Education is created.
Timeline P.L. 97-35 A week after I was born, President Regan adds ESL programs to the Adult Education Act.
Timeline The Abolition of the National Advisory Council on Exetnsion and Continuing Education Committee is no longer needed. Federal dollars are to be averted elsewhere.
Timeline Harvard Law Review B.H. Obama is elected editor of the prestigous Harvard Law Review.
Timeline P.L. 102-73 The National Literacy Act and the Adult Education Act are fused together by congress.
Timeline Workforce Investment Act The Adult Education Act is repealed and changed to the Workforce Investment Act.
Officialbethunecookmanuniversity3 Bethune Cookman University Bethune Cookman College become a University and changes the name to reflect as much.
Anuradha koirala Human Trafficking Awareness Anuradha Koirala educates adults in India on dangers and tricks of human trafficking and brings awareness to the United States concerning the issue.
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The History of Adult Education From the colonial period to the present. This timeline provides a diverse collection of events pertaining to Adult Education.