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The History of African Americans

  • Crispus Attucks dies in the Boston Massacre

    Crispus Attucks dies in the Boston Massacre
    Crispus Attucks was a fugitive slave that had escaped from his master and had became a merchant. He was one of the first casualties in the Boston Massacre and the American Recolutionary War.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    Nat Turner led this rebellion to get back at white slave owners. Many white people were killed between August 21 through the 22.
  • The Amistad Revolt

    The Amistad Revolt
    The amistad was a ship that was taken over by slaves. At the start of their voyage a slave broke his shackles and set the other Africans free. The killed most of the crew on the ship.
  • Scott VS Sanford (Day of SC decision)

    Scott VS Sanford (Day of SC decision)
    Scott sued for his freedom. He lost his cases. Supremem court ruled blacks were not people therefore had no right to sue.
  • John Brown's raid

    John Brown's raid
    John browns raid was an attempt to lead a armed slave revolt. His attempted raid failed and he was defeated by US marines.
  • SC secedes from the Union

    SC secedes from the Union
    SC didn't agree with the union so they seceded and fought for the confederate side.
  • The End of the Civil War

    The End of the Civil War
    After a long war confederate troops surrendered and lost the American Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was created by Lincoln and it freed the slaves in the south.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment abolished slavery and any involuntary servitude.
  • Assassination of President Lincoln

    Assassination of President Lincoln
    Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilks Booth in a theater. Booth was a actor and conspirator for the confederate troops.
  • 14 Amendment

    14 Amendment
    Gave equal protection under the law to all African American citizens.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment made it illegal to deny a person the right to vote because of their race.
  • Plessy VS Ferguson (Day of Decision)

    Plessy VS Ferguson (Day of Decision)
    Thsi case helped the separate but equal clause. Plessy lost his case. Jury decided there was no difference in the white train car and the black one.
  • The Phoenix Election Riot

    The Phoenix Election Riot
    The Phonix Election riot consisted of a mob of white southernors that were outraged at the thought of reconstruction. This mob attacked and killed many prominant black members of society.
  • Wilmington, NC riot

    Wilmington, NC riot
    White supremicist took over the Wilmington,NC government. They drove all the black people out of town and killed many. They also broke into the printing press and destroyed everything.
  • The Rosewood Massacre

    The Rosewood Massacre
    Several African americans were killed because of the lie of a white woman that claimed a black man raped her.
  • The Scottsboro boys

    The Scottsboro boys
    The Scottsboro boys were 9 African American teens that were accused of rape by 2 women. Most of the boys sat in prison for years before being released.
  • McLaurin v. Oklahoma ( Day of SC decision)

    McLaurin v. Oklahoma ( Day of SC decision)
    The University of Oklahoma could not deny him because of his race. While attending the school he was still segregated from other students.
  • Sweatt vs. Painter (SC decision)

    Sweatt vs. Painter (SC decision)
    The supreme court decided that the black law school was not as good of a quality education. Sweatt won his case and was able to attend the University of Texas School of Law.
  • Brown VS Board ( Day of SC Decision)

    Brown VS Board ( Day of SC Decision)
    The jury decided that segregation in schools was unconstitutional.
  • Little Rock 9 1st day of school

    Little Rock 9 1st day of school
    Violence broke out during their first day of school. Many journalist were attacked.The principle of the school had to dismiss the kids early due to the violence of the mob outside.
  • Ruby Bridges 1st day of school

    Ruby Bridges 1st day of school
    During the first day of school she sat in the principles offcie all day due to the violence. US Marshalls had to walk her to school everyday.
  • James Meredith's 1st day at Ole Miss

    James Meredith's  1st day at Ole Miss
    Riots broke out during Merediths 1st day of school. US Marshalls were sent in for crowd control and to protect him.
  • The 16th st church bombing

    The 16th st church bombing
    The 16th St Baptist church was a African American church that was bombed by white supremacists. Four young black girls were killed in this bombing.
  • The assassination of malcom X

    The assassination of malcom X
    Malcolm X was a African American human rights activist and muslim minister. He was killed when preparing for a human rights speech. Hospital reports say he was shot a little over 20 times all over his body.
  • The March on Selma

    The March on Selma
    The march on Selma was part of the American Civil rights Movement. The main purpose of this march was to ensure african americans would not be threatened when registering to vote. Several protestors were attacked by public officials.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Designed to protect the rights of African Americans when voting. It was signed into law by President Johnson.
  • Watts Riot

    Watts Riot
    The main cause of the watts riot was when a police officer pulled over a African American man while driving. He used force upon the man and it enraged the fellow African American in that neighborhood. It then quickly escalated into a riot.
    ( August 11-17 1965)
  • The Orangeburg Massacre

    The Orangeburg Massacre
    In Orangeburg, SC highway patrol officers shot several protesters that were demonstrating racial segregation at a local bowling alley.
  • Assassination of MLK jr

    Assassination of MLK jr
    MLK jr. was a pastor, humanitarian, activist, and leader of the African American civil rights movement. He was killed in a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • The Arrest of Angela Davis

    The Arrest of Angela Davis
    Angela Davis was arrested for her involvment of a murder of a judge and conspiracy. She was thought of as a communist.
  • Congressional hearings end for the Tuskegee study

    Congressional hearings end for the Tuskegee study
    A story about the tuskegee study was found and published. They then said the study of syphilis was medically unjustified.
  • Lucy is discovered!

    Lucy is discovered!
    Lucy was found by Donald Johnson and Tom Gray in Eithiopia. Lucy was the 1st australopithecus afarensis found. She is the most famous ealry human ancestor.
  • Roots was published

    Roots was published
    Roots is a tv miniseries that is based of Alexander Hayley's book. This book tolf the struggles of his family through times of slavery.
  • The Beating of Rodney King

    The Beating of Rodney King
    Rodney King was a construction worker that was kicked and beaten by Los Angeles Police Officers. The beating of Rodney striked a lot of racial tension in the US.
  • Barack Obama becomes President

    Barack Obama becomes President
    Obama was our 44th President to take office. he was the first African American president.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    The purpose of this march was to gain jobs and freedom for African Americans. More than 200,000 people attended this event.
  • The death of Emmet Till

    The death of Emmet Till
    Murdered by Roy Bryant and j.W. Milliam for flirting with Carolyn Bryant. His body was almost unrecognizable when recovered.
  • Fugitive Slave Law

    Fugitive Slave Law
    This Law made law enforcement officials aid in returning fugitive slaves to their master.