Aa hist 2010

The History Of African Americans

By Tewt5
  • Crispus Attucks Dies in Boston Massacre

    Crispus Attucks Dies in Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks was a black man that was killed during the Boston Masssacre and became the first casualty in the Relolutionary War
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    Allowed masters/hunters to retrieve their runaway slavess in the North
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people
  • Amistad Revolt

    Amistad Revolt
    A slaver set sail and captured African Americans to be sold in Cuba. THey were told they were going to be eaten onced they reached their destination so they resulted in rebellion.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    Forces marshalls to hand over runaway slaves . And punishes anyone who helped free them
  • Scott v. Sanford

    Scott v. Sanford
    Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, this opinion declared that slaves were not citizens of the United States and could not sue in Federal courts.
  • John Bown's Raid

    John Bown's Raid
    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
  • SC Secedes

    SC Secedes
    In response to Lincoln being elected, SC seceded and formed the Confederate States Of America
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Declares all Afican Americans o be free, although not every slave became free
  • End Of the Civil War

    End Of the Civil War
    On this date, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse
  • Assassination Of Lincoln

    Assassination Of Lincoln
    Lincoln was assasinated by John Wilkes Boothe in Ford Theatre. He was shot in the head and was pronounced dead the following day.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Emancipation Of Slavery
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    African American citizens are granted equal protecion under the law
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This amendment granted African Americans males to vote regardless of race
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    In a 7 to 1 decision the "separate but equal" provision of public accommodations by state governments was found to be constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.
  • The Phoenix Riot

    The Phoenix Riot
    A republican candidate for congresss urged black men to fill out an affidavit if they were not permitted to vote. Some words were eexchanged and shots were fired in Greenwood County
  • Wlmington, NC Riot

    Wlmington, NC Riot
    Was a mob of business and pofessional leaders who murdered at least a dozen black men. These events resulted in 1500 black residents fleeing the area and a newspapr office being desoyed
  • Rosewood Massacre

    Rosewood Massacre
    On this day a massive attack on innoccent blacks took place in Rosewood, Florida. It was caused by Fannie Taylor who claimed she was raped by a black man
  • Scottsboro Boys

    Scottsboro Boys
    The Scottsboro boys "elegedly'' raped two white woman on a train. They were sent to prison for many years eventhough they was innocent.
  • Mc Laurin v. Oklahoma

    Mc Laurin v. Oklahoma
    This case 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. SEPERATE DID NOT IMPAIR LEARNING
  • Sweatv. Painter

    Sweatv. Painter
    Sent to seperate a black law school and eventualyy sued based on quality legal training and lack of staff and learing materials.. The court ruled that he could go to an all white university but he still recieved unsufficient learing expirience.
  • Brown vs Board (day of SC decision)

    Brown vs Board (day of SC decision)
    In the case of Brown v. Board Of Education, the Warren Courts unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
  • Ruby Bridges

    Ruby Bridges
    Born on this date, Ruby Bridges at age 6 attended an all white school by herself in New Orleans,LA. She was isolated because no one would teach her and she was treatened constantly.
  • Death Of Emmett Till

    Death Of Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was kidknapped, beaten, shot, and gotten his eye gouged out by a store owner. He did this because Emmett "flirted" with his wife.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    Little Rock Nine was an expirimental group of African American teens that would attend an all white school.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith was enrolled into Ole Miss
  • 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. The event was designed to shed light on the political and social challenges African Americans continued to face across the country.
  • 16th Street Chuch Bombing

    The bombing was an act of terrorism by supremacist terrorists. The terrorists pinpointed an African American Baptist Church. With the dead of 4 girls as a result, sparked a major turning point in the Civil Righs Movement.
  • Assassination of Malcolm X

    Assassination of Malcolm X
    Malcolm X, born Malcolm, was assassinated in New York City. He was assassinated by a man in the audience of a ballroom with a sawed-off shotgun.
  • March on Selma

    March on Selma
    Also known as Bloody Sunday, this was a march led by protesters to protest the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. Many of the protesters were attacked by the Alabama state toopers.
  • Watt Riots

    Watt Riots
    The six-day unrest resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage.
  • Orangeburg Massacre

    Orangeburg Massacre
    The Orangeburg Massacre refers to the shooting of protestors by South Carolina Highway Patrol Officers that were demonstrating against racial segregation at a local bowling alley in Orangeburg
  • Assassination Of MLK Jr.

    Assassination Of MLK Jr.
    Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee in Lorriane Motel by James Earl Ray. He died at the age of 36
  • Arrest of Angela Davis

    Arrest of Angela Davis
    Angela Davis was arrested on this date by the FBI in New York City. She was to be arresed because she "helped" with the murder during a court case.
  • Lucy was Discovered

    Lucy was Discovered
    Lucy was dicovered by Donald Johanthan and was the first Australopithecus Afarensis ever found.
  • Roots was published

    Roots was published
    On this date, Roots was published as a book. Roots is based on the family tree of an African slave living in America
  • Beating Of Rodney King

    Beating Of Rodney King
    Rodney King was an African-American construction worker who was beaten by the Los Angeles police department and afterwards engaged in a high speed police chase
  • Barack Obama becomes President

    Barack Obama becomes President
    Barack Obama became the nation's first African Ameican President