History: Race in the U.S.A
updated 5/28/2008 5:46:48 AM ET 2008-05-28T09:46:48

Race has had a tremendous impact on the course of U.S. history, from colonial times to modern days.

Learn more about some of the milestones in this timeline prepared by the American Anthropological Association for its public education project RACE ARE WE SO DIFFERENT? The project is a public education program exploring the science, history and lived experience of race and racism in the United States.

Click on the subheads below to learn more about what was happening during a specific time period.

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