famous black history

By kylan
  • Jun 30, 1502

    Start of Slave Trade in US

    1502 first reported African slaves in the New World. 1640-1680 beginning of large-scale introduction of African slave labor in the British Caribbean.
  • crispus attucks shot

    knows the month and day Crispus Attucks was born but it was said he died for the independence of america since crispus attucks was the first to die then that means he was the first die int the Boston Massacre that means he was the first to die in the revolutionary war
  • benjamin bennaker

    he was well familiar with how watches worked at age 58 he megan to study astronomy and was soon predicting future solar and lunar eclipses
  • phyllis wheatley

    PHYLLIS WHATLEY was famous for being the first african american to publish a book she was taken in by a wealthy family in Boston Mass. where she was treat more of a daughter then a slave at 7 or 8 years old 2 years later she then learned and spoke english fluently she then published a poem called "An Elegiac Poem, on the Death of the Celebrated Divine . . . George Whitefield"
  • Mason Dixon line

    Divider between the North and South, freedom and slavery between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and jeremiah Dixon.
  • sojourner truth

    she was a speaker and a preacher even though she could not read she spoke out for womens right of slavery she gave a speach in Akron, Ohio, "Ain't I A Woman'' during the Civil War she worked for black Union soldiers,
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    Nat Turners rebelleion

    Nat Turner led a slave rebelleion during 1831 all though it was (unsuccessful) it was famous because it was said that he need to spread terror among white people in this he was ending a message to the people that if it isnt right for there skin color i shouldnt be right for any skin color
  • Underground Railroad

    A vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada between 1810 and 1850
  • harriet jacobs

    she escaped slavery and ran to new york she wrote a well know autobiography that was very known in her time called incidents in the life of a slave girl it became one of the most influential books of the period
  • henry box brown

    henry box brown was famous for having HIMSELF SHIPPED from Virginia to Philadelphia where slavery was free the deatils of his death are unknown 1848 his wife and kids were sold to a plantaion in north caronlina
  • frederick douglas

    Douglass succeeded on his second attempt at freedom in 1838, and settled in New Bedford, Mass. William Lloyd Garrison heard Douglass speak at an antislavery meeting and invited him to join the American Anti-Slavery Society. After moving to Rochester in the 1840s, Gerrit Smith of Peterboro convinced Douglass to join his effort to abolish slavery by political means.
  • harriet tubman

    she succesfully escaped in 1849 she returned many times to free enslaved african americans to escape to freedom
  • Missiouri Compromise

    An agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the US concerning the extension of slavery into new territories.
  • nathan bedford forrest

    he was a so called slef taught man who got his money on a cotton planter during the break through of the civil war and faught with no mercy to distinction at Shilo because of this cruel act he was then given the name of the '' GRAND WIZARD '' of KKK
  • robert smalls

    robert smalls was an enslaved african american that later became a sea captain and a politician hee was later then elected to the U.S. house of Representatives in 1875
  • Civil War

    War fought between 1861-1865 in the US after several Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America.
  • Emancipation

    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are and henceforward shall be free.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
  • Start of KKK

    On this day in 1865, six Confederate veterans, meeting in Pulaski, Tenn., formed a secret society that they called the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Jim Crow

    The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation laws enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level. Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s.
  • Separate but Equal-Plessy vs. Ferguson

    In the pivotal case of Plessy vs. Ferguson in 1896, the US Supreme Court rules that racially separate facilioties, if equal, did not violate the Constitution.
  • malcolm X

    he served as a spokesman for the nation of islam during the 1950's and 60's
  • martin luther king Jr.

    he was a baptist minister and civil rights activist king gave long touching and both moving speechs that later led to a march that led by the line of '' I AM A MAN ''through all of his life he gave people hope and what freedom really meant his words opened many eyes and ears to help people relize that there should be freedom and to show a man can only own himself and his/he family
  • mildred jeter and richard loving

    mildred loving and richard loving violated Virginia's Racial Integrity Act mildred later then died in 2008
  • emmet till

    he was very nice to others treated wrong or right he showed care he was shot in the head he was also kidnapped
  • jesse jackson

    in 1980 he leaded the national spokesman for african americans later on he was then awarded the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Desegregation

    In 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the gap between white and black education created by fifty years of support for white (only) education was exceedingly wide.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
  • Sit Ins

    On February 1, 1960, a new tactic was added to the peaceful activists' strategy. Four African American college students walked up to a whites-only lunch counter at the local WOOLWORTH'S store in Greensboro, North Carolina, and asked for coffee. When service was refused, the students sat patiently. Despite threats and intimidation, the students sat quietly and waited to be served. The civil rights sit-in was born.
  • rodney king

    he was pulled oout of a car and beaten by two L.A.P.D cops little did the cops know that as the horrific event was taking place a amateur cameraman George Holliday caught it all on videotape
  • Watts riot

    The Watts Riots (or Watts Rebellion) was a race riot that took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965.
  • Civil Rights Garbage Strike

    The 'Memphis Sanitation Strike' began on February 11, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Citing years of poor treatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the horrifying recent deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, some 1300 black sanitation workers walked off the job in protest.
  • "I Am a Man"

    In Memphis, Tenn., where King was assassinated while in town to support striking garbage collectors in 1968, residents marched in memory. Many carried signs reminiscent of those carried by the striking workers, reading: “I AM A MAN.”
  • trayvon martin

    trayvon was shot and killed because of looking what the killer says suspicious when only he was walking back home with a bag of skittles and sweet tea