In 1861, Abraham Lincoln called for the end of slavery in the entire U.S. 4 years later., it was outlawed.
Fredrick Douglas (Abolitionist)
Underground Railroad ( Harriet Tubman)
1850 - 1861
Harriet Tubman was a Slave, who, through the help of others, escaped slavery and returned many times to help others make it out of the south and in the the northern states and Canada.
1851 - 1883
Was an ex slave who eventually got to the north and had a famous speech named ain't I a woman and later started a program for ex slaves.
Jim Crow Laws
1876 - 1965
The Jim Crow laws introduced segregation into America between the whites and other races. The laws meant that the whites and other races used different facilities such as schools, washrooms and seating areas.
James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens was an African American sprinter in the Berlin Olympics who won 4 gold meatals in 100m, 200m, 4x100m and long jump. He won 4 metals even though Hitler didn't agree with Owens participating on account of his skin colour.
1947 - 1957
Jackie Robinson was the first M.L.B player to break the colour barrier in baseball and the only player to have his number retired for every team in baseball.
Apartheid in South Africa
1948 - 1994
Apartheid was a South African segregation that was very strict that punished other races for going onto whites property or working for companies without special papers.
On December 1, 1955 Rosa refuses to give up heìr seat at the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and eventually gets arrested for civil disobedience and sued, her resiliance showed amazing dedication for her beliefs.
Harper Lee was an author that was famous for to Kill a Mockingbird which showed racial tensions in the 1960s.
Black Panther party
1966 - 1980
The Black Panther party was a party that wanted peace between all races in America and no police brutality but after the M.L.K assatination there was a thrash of violent streaks. The party disbanded in 1980.