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Free College Movements: Historical Timeline & Documents

Creating a Timeline

You may decide that creating a digital historical timeline or chronology of events related to free college is a good addition to your paper or project.

By visually co-locating events that occurred concurrently in time, timelines can help you contextualize events in relationship with others.

To your left is a mostly legal timeline that's very brief; it omits student protests, for example.

What kind of timeline might you consider? Here are some ideas from Danielle Picard and Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University.

Historical Documents on the Timeline