Desegregation and central timeline dates

  • Horace Mann School opened

    Horace Mann School opened
    The school moved in 1901 to 120th Street in Morningside Heights.
  • Brown v. Board of Eeducation Decision

    Brown v. Board of Eeducation Decision
    Was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional.
  • Fayetteville Public Schools Desegregate

    Fayetteville Public Schools Desegregate
    Between 1954 and 1965, Fayetteville underwent the gradual integration of all primary and secondary schools.
  • Charleston Schools Desegregrate

    in 1954 Charelstons schools desegregated
  • White Citizens Council Formed

    White Citizens Council Formed
    On July 11, 1954, the White Citizens Council, with Robert Patterson of Indianola as leader, was formed. Primarily made up of plantation owners, bankers, doctors, lawyers, legislators, preachers, teachers, and merchants, this organization sought to prevent the implementation of the Brown decision.
  • Hoxie Schools Desegregate

    During the summer and autumn of 1955, proponents and opponents of school integration across America were watching what Cabell Phillips of the New York Times called “a battle in a test tube.”
  • Last Graduating Class of Dunbar

    Last graduating class was 1955 at Dunbar High.
  • Blossum Plan

    Blossum Plan
    On May 24, 1955, the Little Rock School Board adopted a plan for gradual integration, known as the Blossom Plan.
  • Emmett Till Dies

    Emmett Till Dies
    Was an African American boy from Chicago, Illinois, who was murdered.
  • Little Rock Central Opened

    Little Rock Central Opened
    The Little Rock High School incident of 1957 in Arkansas brought international attention to the civil rights cause.
  • Faubus Gives Order to National Gurad

    Faubus Gives Order to National Gurad
    In 1957, Faubus used the National Guard to stop black children from attending the Little Rock Central High School.
  • Southern Manifesto

    Southern Manifesto
    It was a document written in 1957.
  • Elizabeth Eckford Denied

    Elizabeth Eckford Denied
    Elizabeth Eckford, followed and taunted by an angry crowd after she was denied entrance to Little Rock Central High School, September 4, 1957.
  • Expected Date of Central High Desegregating

    The expected date of central high desegregating was february 12, 1958
  • Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act

    Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act
    Was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools
  • Malcolm X is Murdered

    Malcolm X is Murdered
    Malcolm X was murdered February 21, 1965.