A series of Reconstruction acts are passed, carving the former Confederacy into five military districts and guaranteeing the civil rights of freed slaves.
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William Edward Burghardt DuBois
Died on August 27,1963. DuBois was a writer, historian, leader and one of the founders of the NAACP.
The summer after 1898 Ned arrives with his wife, Vivian, and their three children.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded in New York. NAACP
Born: Janurary 29,1820 Died: March 10, 1913
Marcus Garvey establishes the Universal Negro Improvement Association, an influential black nationalist organization "to promote the spirit of race pride" and create a sense of worldwide unity among blacks Read More About: UNIA
The Harlem Renaissance flourishes in the 1920s and 1930s. This literary, artistic, and intellectual movement fosters a new black cultural identity. Read More About: Harlem Renaissance
Ned is Killed
He charges Cluveau and shoots him once in the knee, since the whites wanted Ned to kneel before dying. Ned keeps coming and Cluveau fires into his chest. Blood is everywhere. The students place Ned on the lumber and drive to his house.
Flood of 1927
The Flood of 1927 will destroy the school that the community finished and supported for years.
Nine black youths are indicted in Scottsboro, Ala., on charges of having raped two white women. The Supreme Court overturns their convictions twice; each time Alabama retries them, finding them guilty. In a third trial, four of the Scottsboro boys are freed; but five are sentenced to long prison term Read More About the Scottsboro Boys
Nine black students are blocked from entering the school on the orders of Governor Orval Faubus. Federal troops and the National Guard are called to intervene on behalf of the students, who become known as the "Little Rock Nine." Despite a year of violent threats, several of the "Little Rock Nine" manage to graduate from Central Hig Read More About:Little Rock Nine
Jimmy "the one" dies
At one of his displays of civil disobedience, he is shot,and the news comes back to the blacks living at Samson.
Four black students in Greensboro, North Carolina, begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. Six months later the "Greensboro Four" are served lunch at the same Woolworth's counter. The event triggers many similar nonviolent protests throughout the South.
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