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Black History Month 2012

Timeline created by kmyeager in History
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Timeline small square Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American newspaper, was published. Click here to view the first volume
Natturnersketch small square Nat Turner and six slaves lead a revolt Turner was captured in October that year and executed Nov. 11.
Sojournertruth small square Sojourner Truth delivers her speech, “And Ain’t I A Woman”
Timeline small square National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
Timeline small square Reader Submission: Emmett Till hung Thank you to Lee for submiting this event!
Timeline small square Reader Submission: Freedom Riders Thank you to Lee for submitting this event!
Timeline small square President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act View the first page here.
Mlkjr small square Civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
Denisenappier small square Denise L. Nappier becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to statewide office in Connecticut.
Barackobama44 small square 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

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