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A. Philip Randolph was born.

April 15, 1889

during the first world war he was arrested for breaking the Espionge Act.

1914

He founded a magazine called the messenger.

1917

He became the president of the brotherhood of sleeping car porters.

1929

He led a campain in favour of racial equilty in the military.

1946

He also became president of the Negro American Labor Council.

1960

principal organizer of the March on Washington.

1963

He began involved in the March on Washington for jobs and freedom.

1963

worked closely with Bayard Rustin in the AFL-CIO

1966

fundedthe Philip Rondolph Institute.

1966

A. Philip Randolph

May 16, 1979

Pullman porter's strike

George Mortimer Pullman born Brocton, Chatauqua County, New York.

March 3 ,1831

On August 1st Pullman acquired the Indianapolis & St. Louis Sleeping Coach Co.

1871

South Pullman is designated as one of the first City of Chicago

1872

Paine Lines, so-called, merged with Pullman Southern Car Co. on October 10th.

1872

Parlor cars introduced into Pullman service.

1875

Construction of the factory shops and the town of Pullman begins.

1880

The company established a shop in St. Louis.

1881

began when 3,000 employees of Pullman Palace Car Company began a strike

1894

Sarah Roberts vs. The City of Boston

Frederick Douglass

frederick douglas

1818

david walkers appeal

jan 1 1829

nat turner uprising

1831

Joins the East Baltimore Mental Improvement Society,

1837

Daughter Rosetta is born.

1839

Son Lewis Henry is born.

1840

jacobs escaped to new york

1842

traveled to england

1845

Slavery abolished in the U.S. by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

1856

The U.S. Supreme Court rules the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional.

1883

Tours Europe and Africa with wife.

1886

Dies suddenly of heart failure while describing the meeting to his wife.

1895

david walker

David Walker born in Wilmington, NC

1785

Walker is a key agent in Freedom's Journal

1827

Walker opens a second-hand clothing business

1827

Walker marries a woman known only by the name Emily

1828

First edition of the Appeal is published

1829

Each new publication became more aggressive and outspoken.

jan 1 1830

The exact cause of his death is unknown,

aug 1 1830

joseph cinque

Born in Africa, Joseph Cinque was sold into slavery in Havana, Cuba in 1839.

1839

the amistad

First Africans brought to Virginia.

1619

increase of African slave labor in the british Caribbean for sugar production.

1640

Massachusetts Constitution adopted with freedom clause

1780

Great Britain abolishes slave trade.

1807

U.S. law equates slave trading with piracy, punishable by death.

1819

Missouri is admitted as a slave state

1820

implemented the “gag rule,” on petitions

1836

Sengbe Pieh (Cinque), a Mende, is seized in West Africa and sold into slavery.

jan 1839

Montes and Ruiz obtain passports to ship “ladinos” to Puerto Principe, Cuba.

1839

The Africans are brought to Havana, Cuba by Jose Ruiz

1839

harriett tubman: underground railroad

Araminta Ross [Harriet Tubman] was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820

1819 - 1820

at the age of 25, she married John Tubman

1844

ecaped with piece of paper by a white abolitionist neighbor with two names

1849