African American History Timeline

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    n 1820, pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the U.S. Congress struck a deal known as the Missouri Compromise.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Civil War
    The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, or simply the Civil War in the United States. A Fight to Free slaves , and constant battles from the north and south
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment, which formally abolished slavery in the United States.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on February 3, 1870 during Reconstruction.
  • Founding of NAACP

    Founding of NAACP
    the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.. all the way from January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)
  • Rosa Parks's Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks's Bus Boycott
    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42 year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.
  • I Have a Dream Speech

    I Have a Dream Speech
    I Have a Dream is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington
  • Martin Luther King Assassination

    Martin Luther King Assassination
    At 6:05 P.M. on Thursday, 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead while standing on a balcony outside his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.