The History of African Americans

  • Crispus Attucks dies in the Boston Massacre

    Crispus Attucks dies in the Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks, one of the first men to die for American Revolution. was a fugitive slave who had escaped from his master and had worked for twenty years as a merchant seaman. American colonies, called upon the dock workers and seamen in the port of Boston to demonstrate against the British troops guarding the customs commissioners, Crispus Attucks responded to the plea.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    Nat Turner was the leader of a violent slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
  • Amistad Revolt

    Amistad Revolt
    In January 1839, 53 African natives were kidnapped from eastern Africa and sold into the Spanish slave trade. They were then placed aboard a Spanish slave ship bound for Havana, Cuba
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The fugitive slave act were federal laws that allowed the capture of runaway slaves to return to it s territory.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    In U.S. history, the federal acts of 1793 and 1850 providing for the return between states of escaped black.
  • Scotts vs. Sanford

    Scotts vs. Sanford
    Deals with slaves rights.
  • John Brown Raid

    John Brown Raid
    Brown had hopes that the local slave population would join the raid and through the raid’s success weapons would be supplied to slaves and freedom fighters throughout the country
  • SC Secedes from the Union

    SC Secedes from the Union
    On this day, a secession convention meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, unanimously adopted an ordinance dissolving the connection between South Carolina and the United States of America.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • End of Civil War

    End of Civil War
    "It would be useless and therefore cruel, to provoke the further effusion of blood," said Confederate General Robert E. Lee, "and I have arranged to meet with General Grant with a view to surrender."
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    A few days after Robert Lee surrenderd, President Lincoln was shot in the back of the head at a movie theater.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    All African American men could vote.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Viloated the seperate but equal law.
  • Wilmington NC riot

    Wilmington NC riot
    In November 1898, a mob of up to 2,000 whites roamed the streets of Wilmington, burned the offices of the black-owned Wilmington Record newspaper, murdered perhaps dozens of black residents, ran black and white Republican leaders out of town.
  • Rosewood Massacre

    Rosewood Massacre
    The Rosewood massacre was a racially-motivated mob atrocity in Florida.At least six blacks and two whites were killed, and the town of Rosewood was abandoned and destroyed in what contemporary news reports characterized as a race riot.
  • Scottsboro Boys

    Scottsboro Boys
    The Scottosboro boys were 9 teenaged boys that were accused of raping two white girls( they were prostitutes) and lied about the entire situation.
  • Sweat vs. Painter

    Sweat vs. Painter
    Seperate was NOT equal.
  • McLaurin vs Okahoma(day of SC decision)

    McLaurin vs Okahoma(day of SC decision)
    George McLaurin an African American decided to go back to college for his masters. Since he was black he was isolated from everyone including the teacher.However his learning was not impaired.
  • Brown Vs Board of Education

    Brown Vs Board of Education
    The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation.
  • Death of Emmett Till

    Death of Emmett Till
    Emmett was a 14 year old boy who was visiting his family in Money Misssissippi. He was kidnapped and murdered all because he said "bye baby" to a white woman.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    Little Rock 9 was a groud of high school students that just wanted to be treated equally with opportunity.
  • Ruby Bridges

    Ruby Bridges
    Ruby was the first African American to attend an all white elementary school. She had to be escorted daily to school. She was born September 8, 1954.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    He was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.
  • March on Washington

    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.
  • 16th St. Church Bombing

    16th St. Church Bombing
    A bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama- a church with a prediminsntly black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders.
  • Assassination of Malcom X

    Assassination of Malcom X
    Former Nation of Islam leaer Malcom X was shot & killed by assassins identified as Black Muslims as he was about to adress the organization of Afro-American Unity at the Auduborn Ballroom. He was only 39 years old.
  • March on Selma

    March on Selma
    protesters attempting to march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery were met with violent resistance by state and local authorities.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Everyone had the right to vote.
  • Watts Riots

    Watts Riots
    Racial tension reached a breaking point
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    At 6:01pm on 4/4/68 civil rights leader Dr.MLK was hit by a snipers bullet. The .30 caliber rifle bullet entered King's right cheeck & traveled through his neck and finally stopped at his shoulder blade. King was taken to a hosipitak but was pronounced dead by 7:05pm.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    "All persons born or naturalized in US"
  • Arrest of Angela Davis

    Arrest of Angela Davis
    Angela Davis is an activist, scholar and writer who advocates for the oppressed. She has authored several books, including Women, Culture & Politics.
  • Congressional Hearings end for Tuskegge Study

    Congressional Hearings end for Tuskegge Study
    (Date unknow year starting:1972)The Tuskegee Syphilis Study constituted one of the most shameful acts in the history of American medicine. The repercussions of this study, which allowed 400 African American men afflicted with syphilis to go untreated for a period of almost 40 years, are felt to this day.
  • Lucy is discovered

    Lucy is discovered
    Lucy was discovered on November 27, 1974 at Hadar in Ethiopia. Moments later researchers spotted a forearm bone and identified it as a hominid. Two weeks later it had been recovered representing 40% of a single hominid skelton.
  • Roots Published

    Roots Published
    Roots was published in the year of 1976. Roots was written by Alex Haley. Roots was about an African American family that fought for freedom.
  • Phoenix, AZ riot

    Phoenix, AZ riot
    This was a riot by white South Carolinians in the name of Redemption in Greenwood, South Carolina. Over a dozen prominent black leaders were murdered and hundreds were injured by the white mob.
  • Beating of Rodney King

    Beating of Rodney King
    5 police officers surrounding King, several of them striking him repeatedly while other officers stood by.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack become the FIRST black president. He is also the 44th President.