Kindred

Blacks

U.S. Population: 9,638,452

1820 - 1821

Free Blacks: 233,504

1820 - 1821

Black Population: 1,771,656 (18.4 percent)

1820 - 1821

The Missouri Compromise

1820

Allows Missouri into the Union as a slave state and Maine as a free state.

Slavery is officially abolished in New York

1827 - 1828

Free Blacks: 319,599

1830 - 1831

U.S. Population: 12,866,020

1830 - 1831

Black Population: 2,328,842

1830 - 1831

North Carolina enacts a statute that bans teaching slaves to read and write

1831 - 1832

First hospital in the United States dedicated to black patient care

1832 - 1833

The Georgia Infirmary, founded by white philanthropists in Savannah, is the first hospital in the United States dedicated to black patient care.

African Free Schools are incorporated into the New York Public School system

1834 - 1835

South Carolina bans the teaching of blacks, enslaved or free, in its borders

1834 - 1835

Texas recognizes slavery and makes it difficult for free blacks to remain there

1836 - 1837

The Gag Rule prohibits Congress from considering petitions regarding slavery

1836 - 1844

Black Population: 2,873,648

1840 - 1841

Census of 1840, U.S. Population: 17,069,453, Black Population: 2,873,648 (16.1 percent) including 386,293 free African Americans.

U.S. Population: 17,069,453

1840 - 1841

Census of 1840, U.S. Population: 17,069,453, Black Population: 2,873,648 (16.1 percent) including 386,293 free African Americans.

Free Blacks: 386,293

1840 - 1841

Census of 1840, U.S. Population: 17,069,453, Black Population: 2,873,648 (16.1 percent) including 386,293 free African Americans.

Harriet Tubman & Underground Railroad

1849 - 1850

Dred Scott Supreme Court decision

1857 - 1858

slaves do not have the right to bring a case to court and cannot be citizens

Tuskegee Syphilis experiment ends

1972 - 1973

Women achieve suffrage in Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Portugal

1975 - 1976

Women achieve suffrage in Portugal

1976 - 1977

Women

The first public high schools for girls open in New York City and Boston

1826 - 1827

The Female Anti-Slavery Society established

1832 - 1833

the first black women's abolitionist society

Oberlin College in Ohio opens as the first co-educational college in the U.S

1833 - 1834

Mount Holyoke College is established in Massachusetts as first college for women

1838 - 1839

First woman's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York

1848 - 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell first woman to receive MD in the United States.

1849 - 1850

Pregnancy and Discrimination Act

1975 - 1976

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy

Ella Grasso becomes the first woman governor to be re-elected.

1975 - 1976

Nigerian women are granted the right to vote

1977 - 1978

Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

1979 - 1980

Actual Laws

In Missouri, four women may not rent an apartment together

2013 - 2014

In Dyersburg, Tennessee, it is illegal for a woman to call a man on a date

2013 - 2014

Women in Ohio forbidden to take clothes off in front of a man's picture

2013 - 2014

Illegal for a lady to lift skirt > six" walking through a puddle, Michigan

2013 - 2014

It is illegal for a lady to lift her skirt more than six inches while walking through a mud puddle in Michigan

It is illegal for women to wear pants in the city of Tucson, Arizona

2013 - 2014

Patent-leather shoes are a no-no for women in Cleveland, Ohio

2013 - 2014

Patent-leather shoes are a no-no for women in Cleveland, Ohio, for the reason that the shiny finish of the shoes could help a man catch a reflection of their more private parts

Unless married, a woman is prohibited from parachuting on Sunday afternoons

2013 - 2014

Illinois, all bachelors called master when addressed by female counterparts

2013 - 2014

Vermont, illegal for women to wear false teeth without permission by husbands

2013 - 2014

In Vermont, It is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands