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From Slavery to Freedom: History of the Black Race

  • First Africans to the New World

    First Africans to the New World
    When Jamestown, Virginia became a booming city due to its sucess in exporting many tons of tobacco per year to Europe, just a small little incident of trade during this period would change the face of a continent slowly. A Dutch slave trader carrying approxiametly twenty Black African slaves went to Jamestown, Viriginia, traded them for food, and the slaves later became indentured servants. But the evidence that they were indentured servents is non existent.
  • Slavery in Massachusets

    Slavery in Massachusets
    Even though the exact beginnings of slavery in Massachusets are unknown, it is known that Massachusets became the first slave-holding colony in New England. There is some evidence however that might point to a specific date, for in 1624, Samuel Maverick was the first slave-holder in the colony.
  • Slavery Now Hereditary

    Slavery Now Hereditary
    In 1662, the colony of Virginia passed an edic into law stating that any person born to a mother not bound by slavery would be free. But if any newborn born into a family whos mother is a slave, shall be a slave also.
  • Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion
    In 1676, a man by the name of Nathaniel Bacon, a planter, and about a thousand of other rioters rebelled in Virginia due to William Berekly's lack of retaliation against attacks by Native Americans. Some rebels were Black. Because of the rebellion, many people in the ruling class hardened the racial caste in slavery.
  • Non-Christian Equals Slavery

    Non-Christian Equals Slavery
    Any person passing through Viriginia that wasn't a Christian in his home country maybe be arrested and turned over as chattel property. Same thing will happen if any Negro, Mulatto, and Native American passing through the colony may also become a slave.
  • NYC Slave Rebellion

    NYC Slave Rebellion
    In 1712, many slaves in NYC started a revolt. Many slaves were put on tril for setting houses and other buildings on fire, and many other slaves were jailed for conspiracy to do such acts or participated in them.
  • Stono Rebellion

    Stono Rebellion
    The Stono Rebellion was a revolt in the colony of South Carolina. It would be the biggest slave revolt to date before the Revolutionary War. The revolt consisted of about sicty slaves and an estimated twenty-two-twenty-five whites were killed during the first day of the revolt.
  • American Independence

    American Independence
    On July 4, 1776, fift-five great men would set they're name in history forever as the participants of the creation of a new nation, from which would later become the most powerful nation on Earth. The declaration itself said that all men are created equal by their creator. Apparently not for Blacks though until 1865.
  • Mum Bett

    Mum Bett
    In 1781, a woman by the name of Elizabeth Freeman tried suing for her freedom in the state of Massachusets. In the court case Brom & Bett v. Ashely, under the state constitution of 1780, she become the first slave in the state to win her freedom.
  • You Aren't Human!

    You Aren't Human!
    In 1788, the U.S Constitution is ratified and when it comes to congressional representation and tax apportionment, they put in a fugitive slave law declaring that slaves are three-fifths human. This mandate further reinforces political power away from slaves.
  • Slave Importation Banned

    Slave Importation Banned
    In 1808, Congress madated that all importation of slaves from Africa is now banned. This mandate set down more lines for the conflict known as the Civil War. The mandate was trying to be appealed by Southerners in the 1850's but later failed.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    In 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and participates in the Underground Railroad. Becuase of her participation, she later became the most effective and celebrated leader of the movement. She worked hard enough to save seventy Blacks from slavery.
  • Looks Like We Are In Kansas

    Looks Like We Are In Kansas
    In 1854, Congress passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Which creates the states of Kansas and Nebraska. But it also repeals the Missouri Compromise of 1820. From which the Compromise set down rules of where slavery goes. Repealing the Missouri Compromise relighted the anti-slavery pro-slavery argument.
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    In 1859, John Brown and twenty-one other followers attempted to cause a slave revolt in the state of Maryland. The plan was to raid Harper's Ferry Federal Aresenal and give weapons to slaves in order to cause a slave revolt. But was later dashed as the rebels were defeated by Robert E. Lee.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln in 1863 passes the Emancipation Proclamation which sets forth that all people held as slaves in the Confederate Staes here and forever shall be free.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    A group first started out as a social fraternity later becomes the first and oldest terrorist organization in the United States. A idealology based upon the protection of white politcal power by using violence and terror in order ot meet they're goals.
  • Reconstruction

    In order to asswimilate the beleaugerd South into the culture of the North, the Reconstruction Era begins to build up the South and spread law and order.
  • Guess What, You Can Vote

    Guess What, You Can Vote
    The Fifteenth Amendment is ratified basically saying that everyone can vote. No one can be denied to vote because of 'race, color, orprevious condition of servitude.'
  • Creation of the SCLC

    Creation of the SCLC
    The Sounthern Christian Leadership Conference was created in order to spread Black Civil Rights. The reason why this group is important is because the first president of the organization was Martin Luther King jr.
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    History of Slavery

  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Due to civil rights pressure from many groups, President Lyndon Banes Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Stating that discrimination in employment is illegal.