African American Milestone Timeline

Timeline created by sophia.haughn23
  • Slavery in America

    Slavery was brought to North America
  • Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad

    A movement to abolish slavery.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Led the underground railroads and helped slaves get the freedom they deserved.
  • Scott vs. Stanford

    Dred Scott was a slave in Missouri from 1833-1843. When he was in Illinois and in the Louisiana Territory he was a free man. Due to the Missouri Compromise of 1820. His slave owner argued he was still a slave even though he was in free land. Scott lost the case to Stanford.
  • Emancipation Prolamation

    Proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." By Abraham Lincoln.
  • 13th Amendment

    Abolished slavery.
  • American Civil War

    Fought between the northern states and the southern salves. The goal for the north was to free slaves. The north won.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    It was mainly intended, in the wake of the American Civil War, to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent born in or brought to the US.
  • 14th Amendment

    Granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former enslaved people—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.”
  • 15th Amendment

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • Civil Rights act of 1871

    Protected African Americans from the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Civil Rights act of 1875

    Affirmed the “equality of all men before the law” and prohibited racial discrimination in public places and facilities such as restaurants and public transportation.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Louisiana created the Separate Car Act and this meant that Homer Plessy, an African American man isn't able to ride in the same railroad cars as a white person.
    Does the Separate Car Act violate the fourteenth amendment?
  • Executive Order 8802

    Pres. Roosevelt issued this banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all union companies engaged in war-related work.
  • Executive Order 9981

    Helped desegregation of the Armed Forces.
  • Segregated Schools Abolished

    Segregated schools were abolished.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Ruled that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
  • Executive Order 10590

    Establishing the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy
  • Rosa Parks

    Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Intended to strengthen voting rights and expand the enforcement powers of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • Executive Order 10925

    Establishing the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Katherine Johnson

    Female African American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics at NASA were critical to the success of the mans first orbit around the earth.
  • Bailey vs. Patterson

    Bailey and other African Americans fight for equality and nonsegregated service in interstate and intrastate transportation.
  • Jr. Martin Luther King

    Led the Civil Rights movement from 1955 until he was assassinated in 1968.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
  • Executive Order 11246

    Signed by Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson on September 24. Establishing requirements for non-discriminatory practices in hiring and employment on the part of U.S. government contractors.
  • Loving vs. Virginia

    A black woman (Mildred Jeter), married a black man (Richard Loving) in the District of Columbia. The moved back to Virginia where they were charged of inter-racial marriage, which was illegal at the time in Virginia.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, and since 1974, sex
  • Swann vs Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    After Swann vs. The Board of Education, not much justice was brought to the African American students. The students took action this time and fought for their rights.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1987

    United States legislative act that specified that recipients of federal funds must comply with civil rights laws in all areas, not just in the particular program or activity that received federal funding.
  • Barack Obama

    First African American president.
  • The USA elected their first African American Pres

    Barack Obama becomes the first African American president in 2009
  • Juneteenth

    A day to celebrate the freedom of slaves.