John T. Scopes arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution

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The Freedom Riders leave Washington, D.C., to challenge segregation laws

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Martin Luther King publishes his Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

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Dr. Martin Luther King delivers last speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop"

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The 15th amendment to the Constitution, giving black men the right to vote, declared in effect

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Confederacy approves use of black soldiers

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Race—Are We So Different?

Race—Are We So Different? is a project of the American Anthropological Association. A traveling exhibit and website, it looks through the eyes of history, science, and lived experience to explain differences among people and reveal the reality—and unreality—of race. The site contains a virtual tour of the exhibit, resources for middle and high school teachers, STEM resources, and a robust American history section with an interactive timeline.

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Race—Are We So Different?

A traveling exhibit and website project of the American Anthropological Association, this site uses history, science, and lived experience to explain differences among people and reveal the reality—and unreality—of race. Discover a virtual exhibit tour, resources for middle and high school teachers, STEM resources, and a robust American history section with interactive timeline.

Anti-slavery advocates meet to discuss establishing new political party

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