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Reconstruction era

1865 - 1877

Freedmen’s Bureau

1865

Reconstruction Act

1867

Emergence of the Klan

1867

Vote for 1st time

1868

Exodus Movement

1879

Supreme Court rules 14th Am applies to states, not individuals

1883

Ida B Wells

1889

Qualifications for black voting

1890

Atlanta Compromise

1895

National Association of Coloured Women (Bethune)

1896

Plessy v. Ferguson ‘separate but equal’

1896

Wilmington Race Riot

1898

NAACP and Du Bois

1909

UNIA and Garvey

1914

Race riot East St. Louis, Illinois

1917

Red Summer

1919

Black Star Line

1919

New Negro

1920 - 1929

Garvey convicted of fraud

1923

Garvey talks to Klan

1923

136,000 middle class blacks

1930

Depression

1930

Du Bois resigns NAACP

1934

Congress of Industrial Organisations

1935

National Council of Negro Women (Bethune)

1935

Gaines case

1938

Gradualism

1940 - 1949

Smith v. Allwright

1944

Desegregation of armed forces

1948

Malcolm X and National of Islam

1952

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Montgomery bus boycott

1955 - 1956

Black power

1960 - 1969

Albany

1961 - 1962

Muslim Mosque Inc

1963

Birmingham

1963

Hamer spokesperson for SNCC

1963

Civil Rights Act

1964

Democratic National Convention

1964

Organisation of Afro-American Unity

1964

Selma

1965

Voting Rights Act

1965

Malcolm X assassinated

1965

Chicago

1966

Political involvement beyond Jim Crow (electoral politics). Jesse Jackson

1970 - 1979