slavery and injustice

  • Period: Jan 1, 1528 to

    European Explorers bring slaves to the Americas

    For development of the New World, European explorers brought back African slaves. During these times whenever Europeans saw dark-skinned people they were meant to be slaves/laborers.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Cotton Gin is a machine made by an american inventor Eli Whitney. This invention was made to seperate fibers from their seeds.this was an easy and quick way so then that cotton was made into clothes and other cotton things
  • Slavery Ends in Britain

    Slavery Ends in Britain
    in 1833, britan signed a treaty that was slavery abolition act. offically slavery ended on august 1st 1834 and slaved were freed and were allowed to have life with labor.
  • the amistad

    the amistad
    rebellion at sea, and capture there was a ship called the amistad that was heading to cuba.there were african slaves that rebelled but they spared some of the crews lives to help them bring the ship to africa
  • fugitive slave act of 1850

    fugitive slave act of 1850
    This was an act saying that if any slaves escaped they were to be returned to their masters. Dogs were the animals that tracked down run away slaves. This law was called "Bloodhound Law".
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    Civil War

    In 1861 the Civil War began trying to abolish slavery. There were 4 years of killing and fighting, until the Confederacy was conquered and slavery was ended. The Confederacy were a few states (on the south of North America) who approved and were for slavery.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    This is a document that states that anyone hostage or a slave has to be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln. Many black men were freed and were now able to fight for the states and many hearts were touched by this proclamation. This document was made during the Civil War and black men fought with the white to end slavery.
  • The 13th Amendment is Ratified

    The 13th Amendment is Ratified
    This was a document written stating that slavery and involuntary servitude are unacceptable in the US. This document changed the view of slavery by the Civil War in America.
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    Jim Crow Laws

    These laws were laws against interaction between nonwhite and white people. Many things were forbidden like marriage, business and other insane reasons. People at that time had many reasons for discrimination because white people had many things against nonwhites.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    A girl named Linda was not accepted at an elementary school really close to her home so she had to go to a nonwhite school. Her parents sewed the school. The school and Linda had their own arguments. Linda said that was harmful to african-american kids where as the Board of Education said otherwise.
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    African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

    There were African-Americans who were social skopespeople who tried to get rid of discrimination because they thought discrimination was wrong. Some of these people were Martin Luther King Jr. (Atlanta) and Rosa Sparks (Tuskegee)
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    Freedom Rides

    Freedim Rides Movement was an event when a group of people who tried to get right for nonwhite people. They rode on buses and tried to unsegregate nonwhite people and help them get rights to sit on buses.
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    The Murder of Emmett TillA fourteen year old boy was with his friends and told them that he has a (white) girlfriend. They teased him and told him to talk to a (white) girl. He went in got candy and said "Bye Baby". Then he was murdered by the womans husband and hunsband brother-in-law.
  • Assassination of Matin Luther King Jr.4 Apr 1968

    Assassination of Matin Luther King Jr.4 Apr 1968
    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. was a nonviolent protestor for Civil Rights. He was a man who had a dream that one day the world would be nonsegregated but many people were against that.On the night he was killed he told an important speech about how he is not afraid of dying. That night he went back to his motel and was shot on the balcony.
  • Mauritania abolishes slavery

    Mauritania abolishes slavery
    Mauritania abolishes slaveryMauritania had a really big problem with slavery. The people who were most affected by it were childrem and women. In 2011, a man went to jail for having slaves. About 10-20% of the population lived in slavery