African American Timeline

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slaves are declared free

1863 - 1865

The Era of Reconstruction

1865

African Americans granted Citizenship

1866 - 1868

15th Amendment

1869

Jim crow laws passed

1877

Plessy vs. Ferguson

1896

Brown vs. Board of Education

1952 - 1954

Rosa Parks Boycott

1955

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

Start of The Great Migration

1976

Maya Angelou

Maya is born

1928

Cavities/visit dentist

1940

Graduates 8th grade

1940

Lafayette

Streetcar driver

1942

Joe Louis

Heavyweight champion

1914 - 1981

Bailey

Sees dead man

1940