African American Philosophy

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that segregated, or "separate but equal," public facilities for whites and blackAfrican-AmericanAfrican Americans are legal. This impacted America because it continued the seperation between whites and blacks.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909 by a group of African American and white activists. This impacted America because it showed that people were going to start standing up for their rights as human beings.
  • A. Phillip Randolph

    A. Phillip Randolph
    He organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters which was the first successful African American trade union. Impacted because now African Americans are responsible for successful inventtions.
  • Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington's jazz group "The Washingtonians" begins a five-year engagement at The Cotton Club in Harlem. African American Musicians are becoming more and more popular.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to play in the major leagues. This impacted America because it was the first of colored people mixing with whites to play on a team together.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    In Topeka, Kansas, the Supreme Court rules unanimously against school segregation, overturning its 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. This impacted the nation because now children of all races were going to school together and this was something very new to most.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama to a white person. This influenced America because it created a successful, year-long African American boycott of the bus system.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    More than 200,000 people march on Washington, D.C., in the largest civil rights demonstration ever Martin Luther King, Jr., gives his "I Have a Dream" speech. This is still impacted people today. This speech was a reality check to everyone in America that made them think about how they were treating the people around them,
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This was a huge moment in American history because it made what he did acceptable. They were recognizing segregation as something that was wrong by giving Martin Luther King Jr. this prize.
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    A year after splitting from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X is assassinated in New York by someone with the NOI. This has an impact because the segregation was getting better but now someone was assisnated.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    This is the first African American justice on the Supreme Court. Made such an impact on American because this was major progress. The goverment was allowing different races to serve in government branchhs
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    Jackson's album Thriller becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time. This was HUGE because now all peeople were listenng to a black singer.
  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan
    Basketball star that plays for the Chicago Bulls win their fifth NBA championship. This impacted the country because african americans are continuing to show their success and impotance.
  • Venus Williams

    Venus Williams
    She won the singles title at Wimbledon, becoming the first African American woman to do so since Althea Gibson in 1958. Along with Michael Jordan african american athletes are making there impacts on the world!
  • Barack Obama is the first Black President of the United States of America.

    Barack Obama is the first Black President of the United States of America.
    Obama, a Democrat from Chicago, becomes the first African-American president and the country's 44th president. This impacted all of America because things have really evolved and people are accepting to the point where it doesnt matter what skin color you are.