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Caitlan Burris 's African American History Timeline

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    An order set up by Abraham Lincoln and was a war measure during the American Civil War.
  • Plessey v. Ferguson

    Plessey v. Ferguson
    This was a law set by the United states Supreme court to segregate the different races. They beleived it was "seperate but equil" which they were not equil.
  • Founding of NAACP

    Founding of NAACP
    An African-American civil rights group that wanted to ensure rights.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    An African American movement known as the "New Negro Movement" named in after 1925 anthology by Alain Locke.
  • Emmett Till murder

    Emmett Till murder
    Emmett Till was abducted and murdered for alledgedly wistling at a white woman Carolyn Bryant while at a grocery outlet to buy some candy.
  • Rosa Parks bus boycott

    Rosa Parks bus boycott
    During the time of segregation, African Americans had to give up their seat to a white person. Rosa Parks was worn out after a day of working on her feat, refused to give up her seat and was incarcerated for it.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    African Americans enrolled into this highschool to prevent being in a racialy segregated school.
  • I Have a Dream speech

    I Have a Dream speech
    This was a speech writen by an African American preacher. He wrote the speech to get equil rights for African Americans.
  • Martin Luther King assasination

    Martin Luther King assasination
    The activist Martin Luther King was assasinated at Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm.