Fences by August Wilson Timeline

Timeline created by mmcferson
  • Jackie Robinson

    On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American in the major leagues when he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Declares that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional
  • Murder of Emmett Till

    A young black boy, Emmett Till, is brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Two white men charged with the crime are acquitted by an all-white jury. They later boast about committing the murder. The public outrage generated by the case helps spur the civil rights movement
  • Rosa Parks Refuses to Move

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger
  • Montgomery Buses Desegregated

    In response to Rosa Parks' arrest Montgomery's black community launch a successful year-long bus boycott. Montgomery's buses are desegregated
  • Hank Aaron Leades Milluake Braves to World Series

    Hank Aaron Leades Milluake Braves to World Series
    Hank Aaron led all regulars with a .393 average and eleven hits, including a triple, three home runs and seven RBI.
  • James Meredith - First African American to be Enrolled in College

    James Meredith - First African American to be Enrolled in College
    James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi
  • March On Washington

    Was a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march.
  • Fences is first preformed

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  • Fences win the Pulitzer prize

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    Fences Timeline

    This is the timeline of political and social changes during the time period of the book (1957-1965)
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    Civil Rights Movement

    a social movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, in which people organized to demand equal rights for African Americans and other minorities. People worked together to change unfair laws. They gave speeches, marched in the streets, and participated in boycotts.
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    Time Period of the Book

    This is the time period in which the book is set.