Black History Month 2012

Timeline created by kmyeager
In History
  • Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American newspaper, was published.

  • Nat Turner and six slaves lead a revolt

    Nat Turner and six slaves lead a revolt
    Turner was captured in October that year and executed Nov. 11.
  • Sojourner Truth delivers her speech, “And Ain’t I A Woman”

    Sojourner Truth delivers her speech, “And Ain’t I A Woman”
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.

  • Reader Submission: Emmett Till hung

    Thank you to Lee for submiting this event!
  • Reader Submission: Freedom Riders

    Thank you to Lee for submitting this event!
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act

  • Civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Denise L. Nappier becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to statewide office in Connecticut.

    Denise L. Nappier becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to statewide office in Connecticut.
  • Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the office of POTUS.

    Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the office of POTUS.
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    Lifespan of abolitionist and women’s rights crusader Sojourner Truth

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    Lifespan of Harriet Tubman, nicknamed ‘Moses’ for leading more than 300 slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad.