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Timeline

This timeline is a framework of significant events that aims to show the intersectionality and overlap of the three exhibits presented: Racial Equality and Black Power, the Sexual Revolution and Women's Liberation, and Counter-Culture and the Vietnam War.

1950

1953
  • First issue of Playboy, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover and centerfold, is published.
1954
  • Brown v. Board of Education ruling: Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren read the unanimous decision on May 17, stating that "separate but equal" schools violated the 14th amendment, and was therefore unconstitutional.
1955
 
1956
  • Elvis gyrates on the Ed Sullivan Show, creating instant controversy with what is deemed as he "sexually-provocative" dancing.
1957
1958
  • Peace Symbol created
1960
 
1961
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