Multicultural education in the 20th century has seen the establishment of several organizations dedicated to different aspects of multicultural education.
1911 NCTE National Commission for Teachers of English
1924 Linguistic Society of America
1954 NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
1968 MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
1986 HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
1990 NAME National Association for Multicultural Education
Obstacles to multicultural education, particularly bilingual education, have been ever present in the United States.
1803 After the Louisiana territory was purchased, French speaking populations fell under US influence, sparking the first English only movement.
1847 Anglo-French instruction approved in Louisiana
1849 Spanish language rights granted in California
1868 English only schools established for American Indians
1896 English only schools established in Hawaii
1898 English only schools established in Puerto Rico and the Philippines
Due to the world wars, both multicultural education and English only movements waned until a modern movement manifested itself.
1980 Dade County Florida approved anti-bilingual ordinance
1983 US English founded as an English only promotor
1986 English First and American Ethnic Coalition founded for the same reason as US English.
This information was acquired from organizational websites and from biography.ms. Professional literature is all theory and did not provide useful historical information.