Black history timeline

  • Anonio A Negro

    Anonio A Negro
    First Negro slave in Virgina
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    Memorible events

  • Cotton Gin was buitl

    Cotton Gin was buitl
    This increased the demdand for slaves.
  • Importation of Slaves stopped

    Importation of Slaves stopped
    Congress passes law tp ban importation of slaves from Africa
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and is the most influential slave scape to balcks.
  • Lincoln issuses Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln issuses Emancipation Proclamation
    It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million out of the 4 million slaves that were kept in slavery.
  • Civil War Ends

    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.
  • KKK

    KKK was formed to keep blacks from voting and having rights.
  • Fourteenth Admendment

    Fourteenth Admendment
    Secures the equal rights, citizenship, due process of law, and equal protections to all former slaves and their descendants
  • Howard University

    Howard University
    First University to allow blacks to study law
  • Fithteenth Admendment

    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.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Banned Jim Crow laws because they were unconstitutional.

    The NAACP was formed and became one of the most influential African American civil rights movements.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    This made Blacks famous for their music, playing in places like the Apollo Theature.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    First president to intergrate blacks in U.S aremed forces.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Stated segregation was unconstutional in schools.
  • Emmit Till

    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
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    She refused to give up her seat for a white man and was arrested. Played a big part in civil rights movement
  • SCLC

    A Civil Rights group formed by MLK that played big part in the Civil Rights movement.
  • MLK

    MLK was arrested for protesting his rights and was thrown in jail
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Was passed to make voting easier for blacks and they didnt have to take such hard test or pay poll taxes.