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  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring that all persons held as slaves within the, Confederate states, are, and henceforward shall be free.
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  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver died on Janurary 5,1943. He invented peanut products
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Black codes are passed by Southern states, drastically restricting the rights of newly freed slave
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  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    Congress establishes the Freedmen's Bureau to protect the rights of newly emancipated blacks
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  • Assination of President Abraham Lincoln

    Assination of President Abraham Lincoln
    President Lincoln is killed and President Andrew Johnson takes office.
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  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan is formed in Tennessee by ex-Confederates
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  • Thirtheenth Admentment

    Thirtheenth Admentment
    Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, prohibiting slavery
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  • Reconstruction Acts

    Reconstruction Acts
    A series of Reconstruction acts are passed, carving the former Confederacy into five military districts and guaranteeing the civil rights of freed slaves. Read More about Reconstruction Acts' >Read More about Reconstruction Acts</a>
  • William Edward Burghardt DuBois

    William Edward Burghardt DuBois
    Died on August 27,1963. DuBois was a writer, historian, leader and one of the founders of the NAACP.
  • Howard University

    Howard University
    Howard University's law school becomes the country's first black law school. Read More about Howard University
  • First black senator elected.

    First black senator elected.
    Hiram Revels of Mississippi elected to U. S. Senate as the first black senator. Read More about Hiram Revels
  • Black Exodus

    Black Exodus
    The Black Exodus takes place, in which tens of thousands of African Americans migrated from southern states to Kansas. Read More about Black Exodus
  • Spelman College

    Spelman College
    Spelman College, the first college for black women in the U.S., is founded by Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles. Read More about Spelman College
  • Fredrick Douglass

    Fredrick Douglass
    February 17, 1818 – February 20, 1895
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    This landmark Supreme Court decision holds that racial segregation is constitutional
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  • Ned Comes to Visit

    Ned Comes to Visit
    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.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Born: Janurary 29,1820 Died: March 10, 1913
  • UNIA

    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
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  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    The Harlem Renaissance flourishes in the 1920s and 1930s. This literary, artistic, and intellectual movement fosters a new black cultural identity.
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  • Ned is Killed

    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

    Flood of 1927
    The Flood of 1927 will destroy the school that the community finished and supported for years.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King jr

    Dr. Martin Luther King jr
  • Scottsboro boys

    Scottsboro boys
    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
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  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's color barrier when he is signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers
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  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans
    Declares that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional
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  • Rosa parks

    Rosa parks
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger Read More About: Rosa Parks
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    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
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  • Jimmy "the one" dies

    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.
  • "Greensboro Four"

    "Greensboro Four"
    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. Read More About: Greensboro Four
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi
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  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation.
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