African american history month doc contest 5751000

The History of African Americans

By brittz
  • Crispus Attucks dies in the boston Massacure

    Crispus Attucks dies in the boston Massacure
    one of the first men to die for American Revolution, was a fugitive slave who had escape from his master and had worked for twenty years as a merchant seaman.
  • Nat Turner's rebellion

    Nat Turner's rebellion
    (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831.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
    slaves aboard a ship called the Amistad revolted to secure their freedom while being transported from one cuban port to another.
  • Fugivitve Slave Act

    Fugivitve Slave Act
    This was one of the most controversial elements of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a "slave power conspiracy". It required that all escaped slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters and that officials and citizens of free states had to cooperate in this law.
  • John Brown's raid

    John Brown's raid
    called "Harper's Ferry" with an apostrophe-s.[1]) 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, Virginia.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
  • Assassination of President Lincoln

    Assassination of President Lincoln
    was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
  • end of the Civil War

    end of the Civil War
    Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. With Smith's surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist, bringing a formal end to the bloodiest four years in U.S. history.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    Plessy vs 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 Election riot

    Phoenix Election riot
    a riot by southern white carolinians in Greenwood,Sc . over a dozen black learders were murdered and injured by a white mob.
  • Wilmington,Nc Riot

    Wilmington,Nc Riot
    In 1898, Wilmington was a thriving port city on the coast of North Carolina. About two-thirds of Wilmington’s population was African American. African Americans were business people who owned barbershops, restaurants, tailor shops, and drug stores. African Americans also held positions as firemen and policemen. Overall, the African American and white races existed peacefully but separately.
  • Rosewood Massacre

    Rosewood Massacre
    The Rosewood Massacure was a racially motivated mob atrocity in Florida.
  • Scottsboro Boys

    Scottsboro Boys
    The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers accused of rape in Alabama in 1931.
  • Sweatt vs Painter

    Sweatt vs Painter
    was a U.S. Supreme Court case that successfully challenged the "separate but equal" doctrine of racial segregation established by the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson.
  • Mc Laurin vs Oklahoma

    Mc Laurin vs Oklahoma
    was a United States Supreme Court case that reversed a lower court decision upholding the efforts of the state-supported University of Oklahoma to adhere to the state law requiring African-Americans to be provided graduate or professional education on a segregated basis.
  • Brown vs Board

    Brown vs Board
    was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
  • Dealth of Emmett Till

    Dealth of Emmett Till
    Emmett Louis Till (july 25, 1941-aug 28, 1955)
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.
  • Ruby Bridges

    Ruby Bridges
    born sept 8, 1954
    was the first African American child (age 6) to attend an all white public elementary school in the american south.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    an American civil rights movement figure, a writer, and a political adviser.
  • The March on Washington

    The 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. Organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups, the event was designed to shed light on the political and social challenges African Americans continued to face across the country.
  • 16th St. Church Bombing

    16th St. Church Bombing
    in Birmingham, Alabama act of white supremacist terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the United States
  • Assaassination of Malcolm X

    Assaassination of Malcolm X
    an African American Muslim minister and a human rights activist
  • March on Selma

    March on Selma
    also known as Bloody Sunday and the two marches that followed, were marches and protests held in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement.
  • 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
  • Watts Riot

    Watts Riot
    was a race riot that took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965. The six-day unrest resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage. It was the most severe riot in the city's history until the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
  • Orangeburg Massacre

    Orangeburg Massacre
    An act of racism in a small Southern town led to a peaceful protest by frustrated black college students who were denied use of the community’s only bowling alley.
  • Assassanation of MLK, Jr

    Assassanation of MLK, Jr
    was an american pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement.
  • The arrest on Angela Davis

    The arrest on Angela Davis
    an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a nationally prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA,
  • LUCY is discovered

    LUCY is discovered
    a skeleton of evidence of small skull capacity akin to that of apes and of bipedal upright walk of humans
  • ROOTS was published

    ROOTS was published
    based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, a movie sequence about how africans were captured as slaves and also about the main character kunta kinte lived his life as a slave.
  • Beating of Rodney King

    Beating of Rodney King
    was an African-American construction worker who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles police officers, following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.
  • Barack Obama becomes president

    Barack Obama becomes president
    is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.