Black history timeline By cody.mead Mar 23, 1619 Anonio A Negro First Negro slave in Virgina Period: Mar 23, 1619 to Mar 23, 1965 Memorible events Mar 23, 1793 Cotton Gin was buitl This increased the demdand for slaves. Mar 23, 1808 Importation of Slaves stopped Congress passes law tp ban importation of slaves from Africa Mar 23, 1849 Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and is the most influential slave scape to balcks. Mar 23, 1863 Lincoln issuses Emancipation Proclamation It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million out of the 4 million slaves that were kept in slavery. Mar 23, 1865 Civil War Ends Civil War ends and General Lee's troops were surrounded and on April 7, Grant called upon Lee to surrender. The two commanders met on April 9, and agreed on the terms of surrender. Mar 23, 1865 KKK KKK was formed to keep blacks from voting and having rights. Mar 23, 1868 Fourteenth Admendment Secures the equal rights, citizenship, due process of law, and equal protections to all former slaves and their descendants Mar 23, 1869 Howard University First University to allow blacks to study law Mar 23, 1870 Fithteenth Admendment The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color or servitude. Mar 23, 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson Banned Jim Crow laws because they were unconstitutional. Mar 23, 1909 NAACP The NAACP was formed and became one of the most influential African American civil rights movements. Mar 23, 1920 Harlem Renaissance This made Blacks famous for their music, playing in places like the Apollo Theature. Mar 23, 1948 Harry S. Truman First president to intergrate blacks in U.S aremed forces. Mar 23, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Stated segregation was unconstutional in schools. Mar 23, 1955 Emmit Till Was beatend and killed for whistling at white woman. Brought attention to the south and showed northerns what was going on down there Mar 23, 1955 Rosa Parks She refused to give up her seat for a white man and was arrested. Played a big part in civil rights movement . Mar 23, 1957 SCLC A Civil Rights group formed by MLK that played big part in the Civil Rights movement. Mar 23, 1963 MLK MLK was arrested for protesting his rights and was thrown in jail Mar 23, 1965 Voting Rights Act Was passed to make voting easier for blacks and they didnt have to take such hard test or pay poll taxes.