Black History Timeline

  • NAACP

    NAACP
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    She was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. This led to
  • Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel
    She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first Academy Award won by an African American. This led to other African American wining the Academy Award such as Prince (1985) Denzel Washington (1990 and 2002) and Halle Berry (2002)
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Robinson played his first game with the Dodgers .he led the National League in stolen bases that season.Dodgers to six league championships and one World Series victory. After Robinson’s historic breakthrough, baseball was steadily integrated, with professional basketball and tennis following suit in 1950. His groundbreaking achievement transcended sports, however: As soon as he signed the contract with Rickey, Robinson became one of the most visible African Americans in the country.
  • Ralph J. Bunche

    Ralph J. Bunche
    He becomes the first African American male to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Making a path for other African American the have a chance of winning the Nobel Peace Prize such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and former President Barack Obama
  • Brown v. Board Of Education,

    Brown v. Board Of Education,
    Thehe U.S. Supreme Court delivered its verdict in Brown v. Board of Education, ruling unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment’s mandate of equal protection of the laws of the U.S. Constitution to any person within its jurisdiction
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    An African American civil rights activist who was the instigation behind the Montgomery bus boycott.Parks is famous for her refusal on 1 December 1955, to obey bus driver James Blake’s demand that she relinquish her seat to a white man. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    Some 250,000 people—both black and white—participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest demonstration in the history of the nation’s capital and the most significant display of the civil rights movement’s growing strength. After marching from the Washington Monument, the demonstrators gathered near the Lincoln Memorial, The last leader to appear was the Baptist preacher Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Birmingham church bombed

    Birmingham church bombed
    The violent explosion eventually led to the Civil Rights Act being signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
  • Shirley Chisholm

    Shirley Chisholm
    She was the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives. She was elected in 1968, and represented the state of New York. She was in office January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1983
  • Barbar C.Jordan

    Barbar C.Jordan
    She rose to the national stage from Houston’s largely African-American Fifth Ward, becoming a public defender of the U.S. Constitution and a leading presence in Democratic Party politics for two decades. She was the first black woman elected to the Texas state senate and the first black Texan in Congress.She gave the influential opening speech of Richard Nixon’s 1974 impeachment hearings. She retired after three terms in Congress to become a professor and policy advocate.
  • Vanessa Williams

    Vanessa Williams
    She becomes first Black Miss America. Proving to the world black is beauty
  • Oprah Winfrey Talk Show

    Oprah Winfrey Talk Show
    Winfrey got her start in television news before taking over a morning talk show in Chicago in 1984. Two years later, she launched her own nationally syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which would go on to become the highest–rated in TV history. Winfrey spun her talk–show success into a one–woman empire—including acting, film and television production and publishing. One of the most influential individuals in entertainment and the first black female billionaire.
  • Dr. Joycelyn Elders

    Dr. Joycelyn Elders
    She was the first African American to serve in the position. As Surgeon General, Elders argued the case for universal health coverage, and was a spokesperson for President Clinton's health care reform effort. Her last day in office was December 31, 1994. She returned to the University of Arkansas Medical Center as professor of pediatrics.
  • Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston died at the age of 48 on February 11, 2012, in Los Angeles at a Beverly Hilton hotel where a Grammy party was being held by Clive Davis.According to a report released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office on March 22, 2012, the official cause of her death was accidental drowning. One of most famous African American icon in pop culture died and it had a huge wffect on people world wide
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    He is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to have served as president, as well as the first born outside the contiguous United States. On January 20, 2017 Barack Obama left office.
  • Informative Summary

    Over all in this black history project I've learned that it took more than Martin Luther King and
    Rosa Parks to get this all done. It took many known people but very unknown people to get this done. I learned that it wasn't easy to do all the things that they did, but they did it anyways. That is what I learned during this black history project
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