African American Philosophy

Timeline created by isiahBowie
  • The beginning

    The beginning
    American settlers bring slaves to Virginia. Slaves come from West Africa on ships to west indies and east. This has an impact becasue this is when Blacks were sent to a different country. I chose this becasue without this important fact, Blacks wouldn't be here.
  • No Importation.

    No Importation.
    Congress passes a law prohibiting the importation of African slaves. The impact of this is the idea that people in the States were realizing that slavery shouldn't grow anymore and we didn't need anymore. I choose this because it shows a change of morale for the people.
  • Frederick Douglass February 1818 – February 20, 1895

    Frederick Douglass  February 1818 – February 20, 1895
    Frederick Douglass was a slave who escaped into freedom. After escape he wrote his whole slave life down and made it into a narrative. He was a very influential philospher of African American History. His impact was that he helped the north understand the atrocisties in the south. I chose him because he was the main leader of the abololistionst movement.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman runs away, almost immediately begins helping others on the Underground Railroad. She helped thousands of runaway slaves to get to a free state in the north. Her impact was that she helped many slaves gain freedom instead of them dying in slavery. I chose her because without her there would be less free slaves.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    When Slaves were Released from slavery and were not considered property. The impact was allowing blacks to be considered people and not have to be worried about being a slave. I selected this becasue it is a turning point in African American History.
  • Thirteenth Admendment

    Thirteenth Admendment
    This passed giving people who are born in the UNited sates citizenship. It got rid of slavery officially. This made an impact because it was added to the admendments and it will now forever be there. I selected it becasue it gave Blacks more freedom then previous admendments.
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    The advancement of colored people was originally against lynching in the early 1900's. In this day and age it is against discrimination and for civil rights. The impact is that it has been helping protect civil rights for over 100 years. I chose this becasue it was the first to do this in the time period.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American player in the MLB when he signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was looked as a martyr for black people who wanted to go major league. His impact is that now Blacks can be in any sport. I chose him becasue he was the first to open up the path.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    1952 - Malcolm X begins working as a minister with the Nation of Islam and joins the Black Muslims, known for his beliefs that blacks themselves had to find solutions for their shared problems.
    The impact of him is that he founded the Black Panthers. I chose him because he had a signifigant role in Blacks being there selves.
  • Brown and Board

    Brown and Board
    Racial segregation deemed unconstitutional by Brown v. Board of Education. In kansas the decision to let Blacks go to school with whites. The impact was that it said that segregation was unconstitutional. I chose this one because it allowed Blacks to get the same education as whites.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks launches a boycott when she refuses to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, which was expected at the time. She was thrown in jail for her actions. Her impact was that it helped increase peacful boycotts. I chose her because she stood up for something, while sitting down.
  • Marthin Luther King Jr

    Marthin Luther King Jr
    1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. writes Letter from Birmingham Jail after being arrested and also gives the I Have a Dream speech.
    The impact is that he changes the way white amerikkka views blacks. I chose him because with his death segregation ended his dream is true.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black Justice on the Supreme Court. His impact is that he made it into a high government branch for the country. I chose him becasue he was the first to ever do this.
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    Supreme Court upholds affirmative action. Which helps people who are underrepresented for race or gender. The impact is that if your a minority you can have an equal chance to get something. I chose this because this is a big part for getting jobs or into a school.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack Obama is the first African American elected to the office of United States President. He is currently in office now and is the 44th president. His impact is that he is the first Black president and is on his second term. I chose him because this shows a change in public opinion from 45 years ago.