African American's/Slavery Timeline

Events

Slavery Begins in North America

1619

Rise of the Cotton Industry

1793

The African American community was put to work in the Cotton Farms.

Congress Bans the Importation of Slaves

1808

No more slaves are allowed to be imported from Africa.

Missouri Compromise

1820

Banned slavery in the places North of the Missouri Border.

Underground Railroad

1830 - 1860

An underground railroad system of slaves trying to escape from the brutality of their owners

The KKK is Founded

1861

The KKK begins mass killings of African Americans.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Conflict between the North and the South regarding decisions on slaves.

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

President Lincoln made it a law that slaves should be "forever freed".

Lincoln Assassinated

1865

Black's get the Right to Vote

1867

For the first time, African Americans are given the right to vote.

"Separate but Equal"

1890 - 1967

Segregation separates blacks from white in places such as schools, and bathrooms.

Harlem Renaissance

1920

Migration of African Americans from the South to the North

African Americans in WWII

1941

The African Americans are allowed to fight in war, and they represent their country for the first time.

Jackie Robinson

1947

First Black male in the MLB, and gives hope to their race.

Rosa Parks

1955

Rosa parks says no to a white person and does not give up her seat on the bus.

"I Have a Dream" Speech

1963

MLK gives an inspirational speech on how African Americans can live out their dreams of being equals.

Barack Obama

January 20, 2009

Obama becomes the first Black President, and serves two terms in office.