Quest for Freedom

  • Slaves first arrive to Virginia

  • Massachusetts first colony to legalize slavery

  • Slavery is legally recognized as an institution in British America

  • Slaves began to be describe as real estate

  • Slave revolt takes place in New York, 9 whites killed

  • Slave named Cato leads slave revolt in South Carolina

  • Massachusetts slaves petition the legislature for freedom

  • Start of the Underground Railroad

  • Fugitive Slave Act

  • Missouri Compromise

  • Slavery ended in New England

  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Slavery Abolished, 13th amendment outlaws slavery

  • Act of Virginia, Legalized common law marriages. Made slave mariages recognized by the law.

    This act legalized common law marriages. Made slave marriages recognized leagally
  • Celebration

    4,000 to 5,000 African American citizens of Washington D.C lead a march celebrating the abolishment of slavery
  • Black Suffrage

    Congress granted citizens of the District of Columbia the rite to vote. After overriding President Johnson's veto.
  • 14th Amendment ratified

    Granted citizenship to any person born or naturalized in the United States
  • 15th Amendment approved

    Guaranteed Black American's the right to vote
  • Civial Rights Act of 1875

    Guaranteeing equal rights to black american's in public accommodations and jury duty.
  • Segregation of Public Transportation

  • Civil Rights Act overturned

    Act was declared unconstitutional
  • African- Americans are disenfranchised

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Due to Plessy v. Ferguson The supreme court gave legal sanction to Jim Crow segregation laws.
  • Race Riot

    Race Riot in Springfield Illinois leads to the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP

    NAACP is formed
  • Federal Segregation

    Wilson administration began government-wide segregation