Unit 04: Race (Clark: Rachel, Holly, Callan)

Events

Constitution was Drafted

1787

did not end slavery or assure equal rights

England abolishes slavery

1833

slaves considered property

1857

supreme court considered slaves to be property under constitution

civil war

1861 - 1865

13th amendment was passed

1865

kkk founded

1866

congress enacted civil rights act

1866

15th amendment passed

1869

first black US representative

1870

John Rainey

white supremacists set free

1876

killed 100 people, supreme court did not convict them

reconstruction ends

1877

Plessy vs Ferguson

1896

supreme court says segregation is unconstitutional

1954

wants to desegregate schools

Rosa Parks

1955

sits in white section on a bus

March on Washington

1963

24th amendment

1964

civil rights act

1964