Civil Rights Marcher
Civil Rights Marcher
Photo: Library of Congress

The Sixties: Moments in Time

The 1960s are America’s most historically and culturally complex decade. Events and personalities connect, collide, and carom across years and themes. Because space is limited, this timeline offers just a fraction of newsworthy happenings from the era. The events used in this interactive timeline were chosen on the basis of importance at the time, and continuing significance for American culture at the start of the 21st century.

Launch Timeline

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You can download the free Flash plugin from Macromedia's Web site.

A text-only version of the Timeline is also available.