Black Americans

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    Black Americans

  • Stono Rebellion

    This rebellion occured when around 20 slaves robbed a firearms shop, and marched through St. Pauls Parish, near Charlstown. The slaves were headed South, to Florida. They killed slave owners, as more slaves joined their rebellion. This rebellion occurued due to laws that were to be passed in South Carolina. http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/slavery/a/stono.htm
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    In February, a solar eclipse took place, and Nat Turner took this as a sign god, telling him that it was time to start the rebellion. Turner gathered his friends and marched from house to house, kill any white poeple they saw. Nat Turner was eventually captured and hung. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p1518.html
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugutive Slave Act was part of the Compromise of 1850, and declared that any runaway slaves that were cought had to be brought back to their masters. Foner, Erick. Give Me Liberty. New York, n.d
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott was a slave who lived in Illinois, a free state. Because of this, Dred Scott apealed to the Supreme Court. Roger B. Tanney declared that blacks could not become citizens, and therefore Scott did not have the abilits to sue. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2933.html
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    The Emancipation Proclimation was a speech given by President Abraham Lincoln duriing the Civil War. This speech made the Civil war about slavery, whitout freeing any slaves. Lincoln did this by appling the proclimation to states that seceded from the union, making sure that the border states would remain loyal to the union http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=34
  • 13th Amendment is passed

    The 13th Amendment abolished slavery. This amendment gave blacks their freedom. Foner, Erick. Give Me Liberty. New York, n.d
  • Passage of 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment says that the government can't base the right to vote on race. This amendment gave blacks the right to vote, however, they still had issues with property requirements, the grandfather clause, and literacy tests. Foner, Erick. Give Me Liberty. New York, n.d
  • Plessy v. Furguson

    In Plessy v. Ferguson, the United States Supreme Court decided that "separate but equal" accommodations for blacks and whites on railroads was constitutional. This was a major step for African-American rights. Plessy v. Furguson was overruled by Brown v Board in 1954. http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/acs/1890s/plessy/plessy.html