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African American History Timeline

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The plan to balance the power in Congress between free states and slave states. This made Missouri a slave state and Maine as a free state.
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    Civil War

    Tension between northern and southern United States over states' rights and federal authority. Some major battles are Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, among others.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Escaped from the Underground Railroad which freed slaves in the North. She also served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War and was the first American woman to lead a military expendition.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Slavery was abolished for good in the United States.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right to vote and shall not be denied by color or race.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    He was the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Robinson was also the first African American to steal a base in a Major League game.
  • Emmett Till Murder

    Emmett Till Murder
    Two white men kidnapped him, beat him, and shot him in the head when he was supposably flirted with a white cashier.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger so the bus driver called the police. Rosa was found guilty of violating a local ordinance and got fined $10 and a $4 court fee.
  • Greensboro, NC sit in

    Greensboro, NC sit in
    Four freshman at North Carolina A&T went into a resteraunt and ate lunch and when they was told they weren't going to be served they refused to leave. Then all African American people in the south did the same.
  • Sixteenth Street Bapist Church Bombing

    Sixteenth Street Bapist Church Bombing
    Bombing Of Sixteenth StreetThe church was a meeting place for civil rights leaders. A white man was seen getting out of a car and placing a box under the church steps soon after the bomb exploded and killed four people.
  • Martin Luther King Assassination

    Martin Luther King Assassination
    He was shot by a sniper when he went out on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel without warning.