Black history

Black History in America Timeline

  • The 1st Slaves Arrive In Virginia

    The 1st Slaves Arrive In Virginia
  • Slavery in the NW is Abolished

    Slavery in the NW is Abolished
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin and it increases the need for slaves to work the machine.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    A fugitive slave law was passed saying that your slave ran away you could put up a wanted poster and if they were returned to you, you would pay the man or police man who returned it and be allowed to keep your slave.
  • A New Ban

    A New Ban
    Congress bans the import of slaves from everywhere.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman escapes and becomes one of the most celebrated leaders of the Underground Railroad.
  • Free At Last

    Free At Last
    President Lincoln declares all slaves free, but some people went against the President's will and still kept slaves illegally.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment was added to the Constitution, saying that all Black men had the right to vote. A few states charged the blacks to vote, making it harder for them. It was usually pretty expensive, and most could not afford it while trying to maintain a household and supplying for their families.
  • 1st Black Women's College

    1st Black Women's College
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson became the 1st Black major league baseball player after he signs with the Dodgers.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus after a long day at work, which gets her arrested, and starts a bus boycott.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Little Rock Nine attends an all white high school, barely making it into school, and having to be escorted by the 101st Airborne Division everyday to school.
    One girl even had acid thrown in her eyes, and if one of the men from the division had not thrown water into her eyes, she would have been blind.
  • MLKJ Jailed During Protest

    MLKJ Jailed During Protest
    Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed during one of his protests against racism.
  • MLKJ is Assassinated

    MLKJ is Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing on his hotel balcony just hours after delivering his "I Have A Dream" speech.
  • Rodney King Beating

    Rodney King Beating
    The 1st race riot in decades outbreaks in L.A. after 4 white police officers were caught on tape beating a man named Rodney King. He suffered from a broken leg, bruises, and cuts. All 4 officers were immediatley removed from the field and assigned to desk jobs.
  • Obama

    Obama becomes the 1st blac k president in American History.