Struggle For Racial Equality January 1st, 1862 - December 31st 1962.

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    The Struggle for Racial Equlaity

  • African American Wages

    African Americans only got paid $10.00 a month.
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    Emancipation Proclimation
    All slaves held in the rebel states where declared free by Abraham Lincoln.
  • African Americans go to war.

    After Lincoln's Emancipation Proclomation, on January 1, 1863 black soldiers were finally allowed to participate in the war.
  • prize

    martin luther king got a nobel peace prize in 1864
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    The 13th Amendment made it illegal for any party in the United States to hold any party agianst his will to do work unless by punishment of law,
  • Magie L. Walker

    Maggie L. Walker was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1867; taught school briefly; became secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke, a Virginia-based benevolent society, in 1889, and increased the Order's membership from 3,408 to 100,000; organized the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank - Later known as the St. Luke Bank and Trust Company - in 1902; founded a children's thrift club of 15,000 members; established a newspaper, the St. Luke Herald; served as Virginia state president of the National Asso
  • alaska

    US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
  • Issac Myers

    Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Isaac Myers worked as an apprentice caulker, and learned the trade so well he ws made supervisor in one of the largest shipyards in Baltimore. To counteract a movement to remove blacks from the ship building industry, Myers raised ten thousand dollars and set up a black-owned and controlled shipyard, employing three hundred Negroes. When the National Labor Union attempted to divide the colored vote in the South, Myers called for a national labor convention of all Neg
  • Force Act of 1871

    This act was passed so that if any town voting had 2 members wanting protection while voting they could request it.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1871

    Civil Rights Act of 1871
    Provided a remedy for former slaves who's rights had been validated in the courts.
  • A. Phillip Randolph

    Asa Phillip Randolph was born April 15, 1889 in Cresent City, Florida; wrote for Opportunity magazine and co-edited The Messenger (1917); organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, AFL, in 1925; organized and directed the 1941 March on Washington which led President Roosevelt to start the FEPC; helped mount the pressure which led to desegregation of the Armed Forces in 1946; helped plan the first Freedom Rides in 1946; became the first Negro vice-president of the AFL-CIO in 1957
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington was born in slavery at Hale's Ford, Virginia in 1856; entered Hampton Institute in Virginia in 1872; appointed principal of Tuskegee Institute (then composed of two small frame buildings and thirty students) in 1881; made famous Atlanta Exposition Speech in 1895; organized the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900; took part in the organization of the General Education Board in 1910 and the Phelps Stokes Fund in 1911; advisor to Presidents Theodore
  • NAACP Founded

    NAACP Founded
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • John H. Johnson

    John H. Johnson, born on Jan 19, 1918 in Arkansas City, Arkansas, in 1937 oved to Chicago where he studied at Northwestern and the University of Chicago. He started Negro Digest (later called Black World) in 1942 with a $500 loan; published the first issue of Ebony in 1945; published two pocket-sized magazines, Jet and Hue, followed by Tan (later changed to Black Stars), a "true confession" type of magazine; entered the field of hard-covered books in 1963 with volumes by Lerone Bennett and other
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman was the best-known “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, a network of abolitionists who spirited blacks to freedom. A fugitive slave herself, Tubman made some nineteen return trips to rescue as many as three hundred slaves from bondage. Her courage and shrewdness were widely known and all the more remarkable given the blackouts she suffered throughout her life as a result of being struck on the head with a two-pound weight by an overseer. During the Civil War she served as a nu
  • Dr. Martin Luther King

    Dr. Martin Luther King
    Born in Atlanta on Jan. 18, 1929, Martin Luther King earned degrees from Morehouse College, Cozier Theological Seminary in Chester, Pa. and Boston University. At 26 he became the leader of the revolution against social injustice with the successful boycott against Montgomery's segregated buses. In spite of being arrested 14 times, stabbed, stoned and having his home bombed three times he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for consistently asserting the principle of nonviolence. In the cities of t
  • political leaders during world war two

    Neville Chamberlain
    Winston Churchill
    Charles de Gaulle
    Adolf Hitler
    F D Roosevelt
    Joseph Stalin
    Hideki Tojo
    Harry Truman
  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

    Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
    Made for non-violent action against the unfair treatment of African Americans.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. It wanted a new division within the federal Justice Department to monitor civil rights abuses and a joint report to be done by representatives of both major political parties (Democrats and Representatives) on the issue of race relations.
  • Lyndon Johnson

    Lyndon Johnson
    During his 5-year tenure as president, Lyndon Johnson secretly recorded around 642 hours of phone conversations and (in 1968) cabinet meetings. The bulk of the available tapes come from 1964 and 1965, the years of his greatest political and legislative triumphs. This unit uses clips from these recordings to glimpse inside the White House at a time when LBJ made some of his key decisions--regarding civil rights politics and policy; Vietnam and foreign affairs; and his 1964 reelection bid.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The 1960 Civil Rights Act introduced penalties to be levied against anybody who obstructed someone’s attempt to register to vote or someone’s attempt to actually vote. A Civil Rights Commission was created.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Got rid of discriminatory literacy tests and expanded voting rights for non-English speaking Americans.