African Americans

  • Freedwoman Sojourner Truth gives her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech.

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    African American history

  • President Lincoln gives the Emancipation Proclamation, which declares slaves free.

    Feb. 19th gave the speech, Jan. 1st signed the proclamation.
  • Lyrics of a Lowly Life is published by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

  • NAACP was founded

    The NAACP stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Tuskegee Airman begin their first training program for African American pilots.

  • Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to play in Major League Baseball

    First game with Dodgers.
  • Rosa Park refused to give up her bus seat

    This act of nonviolence began the Montgomery Bus Strike.
  • I Have a Dream speech

    Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech in Washington D.C.
  • Thurgood Marshall becomes a Supreme Court Justice

  • The first African American president is elected

    Barack Obama was elected president.