African American Perspective

  • Period: Nov 29, 1490 to

    History class african americans timeline

    This is the timeline for our people
  • Nov 29, 1504


    source Some of us were captured in portugual and were in the presets of King james IV.
  • Dec 2, 1581

    Setttlement in florida

    source1581: Slaves in Florida were Spanish residents in St. Augustine. They were the first permanent settlement in Florida, and imported us African slaves
  • slave punishment

    source1600: Us, Slaves were punished by whipping, shackling, hanging, beating, burning, mutilation, branding, and imprisonment.
  • This is when we arrived in virginia to the new world

    This is when we started arriving in Virginia to enslaved and worked for white settlers.
  • Massachesetts

    source1636: Colonial North America's slave trade began at this time when the first American slave carrier, Desire, is built and launched in Massachusetts.
  • slave elected...

    source 1641: Mathias De sousa, an African indentured servant(debt bondage) who came from England with Lord Baltimore, is elected to Maryland’s General Assembly.
  • Marriage

    source1641: The D'Angola marriage is the first recorded marriage between blacks in New Amsterdam.
  • Connecticut Legalizes

    source1650: Connecticut legalizes slavery
  • Rhode Island

    source1652: Rhode Island passes laws restricting slavery and forbidding enslavement for more than 10 years.
  • slaves built a wall

    source1653: Enslaved African and Indian workers built a wall across Manhattan Island . It protected the Dutch colony from British invasion. The site of the wall is now Wall Street.
  • Hereditaty Slavery Law

    source1662: Hereditary Slavery Virginia law says that children of black mothers “shall be bond or free according to the condition of the mother.”
  • New York convertion

    source1674: New York declares that blacks who convert to Christianity after their enslavement will not be freed.
  • slave code introduced

    source1712: The slave-owning colonies had laws governing the control and punishment of slaves, called slave codes. South Carolina established its slave code in 1712
  • Killed nine whites and injured six

    source 1712: 23 enslaved Africans who killed nine whites and injured another six.
  • slave code rules

    source1712: The slave code included the following rules: Slaves were forbidden to leave the owner's property, unless accompanied by a white person, or obtaining permission. If a slave leaves the owner's property without permission, "every white person" is required to chastise such slaves Any slave attempting to run away and leave the colony (later, state) receives the death penalty (LIST GOES ON AND ON)
  • Church

    In 1725 Virginia gave slaves the right to started a church, leading to the establishment of the First Church of black Baptists.
  • Slaves Killed their owners with guns

    source September 9, 1739: A group of slaves killed their owner and supplied themselves with guns.
  • following the stono rebellion

    source In 1740, following the Stono Rebellion, Maryland limited slaves' working hours to 15 per day in the Summer 14 hours in the Winter, with no work permitted on Sunday.
  • Lucy Terry (poet) Lucy Terry, an African slave in 1746, became a very well known poet.
  • Lucy Terry

    1746: Lucy Terry, a slave in 1746, became the earliest known black American poet when she writes about the last American Indian attack on her village of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Her poem, Bar's Fight, was not published until 1855.
  • Poem

    1773: Phillis Wheatley's book Poems on Subjects, church and is published, making her the first black American to do so.