The History of African Americans

  • Crispus Attucks dies in the Boston Massacre

    Crispus Attucks dies in the Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks was a fugitive slave working as a sailor. March 5th on Murray’s barracks, a group of rope makers and sailors, lead by Crispus Attucks, confronted a group of soldiers looking for work.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    The fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, the highest number of fatalities caused by any slave uprising in the American South.
  • Amistad Revolt

    Amistad Revolt
    African american slaves were kidnapped, they revolted upon the port at Havana, Cuba. The U.S Supreme Court ruled that the blacks had been illegally taken as slaves and were ordered free.
  • Fugative Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers.
  • Scott vs. Sanford (day of SC decision)

    Scott vs. Sanford (day of SC decision)
    In a 7–2 decision written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the Court denied Scott's request. For only the second time in its history the Supreme Court ruled an Act of Congress to be unconstitutional.
  • John Browns Raid

    John Browns Raid
    was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry,
  • SC Secedes from the union

    SC Secedes from the union
    secession convention called by the South Carolina legislature voted unanimously, 169-0, to secede from the United States. After the election of Abraham Lincoln on November 6, 1860, South Carolinians perceived a threat to their slave system that Congressional compromise could not pacify.
  • emancipation proclamation

    emancipation proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation[1] issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • End of Civil War

    End of Civil War
    The war ended in Spring, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    shot on Good Friday, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal".
  • Phoenix, AZ riot

    Phoenix, AZ riot
    was a riot by white South Carolinians in the name of Redemption in Greenwood, South Carolina. Over a dozen prominent black leaders were murdered and hundreds were injured by the white mob.
  • Wilmington nc riot

    Wilmington nc riot
    The events of November 10, 1898, were the result of a long-range campaign strategy by Democratic Party leaders to regain political control of Wilmington
  • Rosewood Massacre

    Rosewood Massacre
    The town of rosewood Florida was destroyed, because a woman named fannie taylor claimed a black man raped her, and started a mob that went around lynching blacks.
  • Scottsboro Boys

    Scottsboro Boys
    The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers accused of rape in Alabama
  • Mc Laurin vs Oklahoma (day of SC decision)

    Mc Laurin vs Oklahoma (day of SC decision)
    declared an Oklahoma statute unconstitutional, arguing that the differential treatment shown to an African American student was itself a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • Sweatt vs Painter (day of SC decision)

    Sweatt vs Painter (day of SC decision)
    In a unanimous decision, the Court held that the Equal Protection Clause required that Sweatt be admitted to the university.
  • Brown vs Board (day of SC decision)

    Brown vs Board (day of SC decision)
    Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal.
  • Death of Emmett Till

    Death of Emmett Till
    a young 14-yearold boy named emmit till was lynched for whislting at a white woman.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    nine African-American teenagers held the line against an angry mob protesting integration in front of Little Rock's Central High School.
  • Ruby Bridges

    Ruby Bridges
    Ruby Bridges integrated William Frantz Elementary School
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    In the fall of 1962 the college town of Oxford, Mississippi, erupted in violence. At the center of the controversy stood James Meredith, an African American who was attempting to register at the all-white University of Mississippi, known as "Ole Miss."
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • 16th St. Church Bombing

    16th St. Church Bombing
    the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls. This murderous act shocked the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.
  • Assassination of Malcolm X

    Assassination of Malcolm X
    Malcolm X was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom when someone in the 400-person audience yelled, Nigger Get your hand outta my pocket! As Malcolm X and his bodyguards tried to quell the disturbance. a man rushed forward and shot him once in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun
  • March on Selma

    March on Selma
    Martin Luther King, Jr., led thousands of nonviolent activists on the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits discrimination in voting.[8] It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement on August 6, 1965, and Congress later amended the Act five times to expand its protections
  • Watts Riots

    Watts Riots
    The Watts Riots (or Watts Rebellion) was a race riot that took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles
  • Orangeburg Massacre

    Orangeburg Massacre
    The Orangeburg Massacre refers to the shooting of protestors by South Carolina Highway Patrol Officers that were demonstrating against racial segregation at a local bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina near South Carolina State University
  • Assassination of MLK, Jr.

    Assassination of MLK, Jr.
    while he was standing on the motel's second floor balcony, King was struck by a single .30-06 bullet fired from a Remington Model 760.The bullet entered through his right cheek, breaking his jaw, and several vertebrae as it traveled down his spinal cord, severing the jugular vein and major arteries in the process before lodging in his shoulde
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed.
  • Arrest of Angela Davis

    Arrest of Angela Davis
    Angela Davis was arrested in New York by the FBI. she was one of the 10 most wanted criminal
  • LUCY is discovered

    LUCY is discovered
    Discovered in 1974 by paleontologist Donald C. Johanson in Hadar, Ethiopia, A. afarensis was for about 20 years the earliest known human ancestor species
  • ROOTS was published

    ROOTS was published
    the Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in 1976. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States, and follows his life and the lives of his alleged descendants in the U.S. down to Haley
  • Beating Of Rodney King

    Beating Of Rodney King
    five officers surrounding King, several of them striking him repeatedly, while other officers stood by.
  • Barack Obama becomes the 1st black President

    Barack Obama becomes the 1st black President
    Barack obama won the election and became the 44th president, and also the 1st black president