History of Multicultural Education

Timeline created by alysseanderson
In History
  • The African Institute Opens

    The African Institute Opens
    The African Institute is opened specifically for colored youth to learn. It is still around today and is now known as Cheyney University. It was the first institution to open that catered to the African American population.
  • Ashmun Institute is create

    Ashmun Institute is create
    The Ashman Institute becomes the first school or institution that provides higher education for African Americans. It still exists and is now called Lincoln University.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment is passed, ending slavery in America. It was a huge moment in history, arguing that slavery in any form is wrong.
  • 14th Amendment is Passed

    14th Amendment is Passed
    The 14th amendment becomes law. It ensures the privileges of citizenship and allows them the right of due process and equal protection under the law.
  • Cookman Institute

    Cookman Institute
    Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American educator, creates an educational training school for African American girls. It eventually becomes the Cookman Institute and then teaches both boys and girls.
  • Transporting Children to School

    Transporting Children to School
    States are required to provide transportation for children to get to school. This allows for poorer areas to have access to education.
  • Ending of Mexican Segregation in California

    Ending of Mexican Segregation in California
    The U.S. District Court in Los Angeles decides that separating Mexican children from white children is unconstitutional and stops segregation in California.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The Brown vs. Board of Education ruling decided that segregation was unconstitutional and against the law. "Separate, but equal" is no longer allowed and schools must teach all children, regardless of race or culture.
  • The Association for Children with Learning Disabilities

    The Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
    This institution is formed and special education in schools is created. It allows students with "learning disabilities" to be educated and receive special lessons in order to succeed in their lives.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act become law throughout the United States. It prohibits any kind of segregation or prejudice, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity.
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    Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights movement started a wave of social and political change. Essentially, minority groups protested through civil disobedience and through lawsuits in order to gain their rights in America. Prominent leaders were Martin Luther King Dr., Rosa Marks, and Malcolm X.