Black History

Timeline created by AP US History Will-Lexi
In History
  • Feb 11, 1450

    Triangle Trade

    Triangle Trade
    Slaves are traded from africa in exchange for goods from the colonies.
  • Slaves

    Slaves
    First slaves arrived in Virginia
  • Lucy Terry

    Lucy Terry
    Bars Fight poem
    Lucy Terry becomes the earliest know black american poet, she writes about an indain attack on her village .
  • Phyllis Wheatley

    Phyllis Wheatley
    Phyllis Wheatley wrote Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. It was published and she was the first African American to be published.
  • Slavery

    Slavery
    Slavery is made illegle in the Northwest territory. The U.S. Constatuttion states that Congress may not ban the slave trade until 1808.
  • 3/5 compromise

    3/5 compromise
    Slaves would be counted as 3/5 of a citizen when counting a states population.
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney created the cotton gin, wich increased the demand for slavery
  • Fugitive Slaves

    Fugitive Slaves
    A federal fugitive slave law is enacted, providing for the return of slaves that had escaped and crosseed state lines
  • Gabriel Prosser

    Gabriel Prosser
    an enslaved African-American blacksmith, organizes a slave revolt intending to march on Richmond, Virginia. The conspiracy is uncovered, and Prosser and a number of the rebels are hanged. Virginia's slave laws are consequently tightened.
  • No more slave trade

    No more slave trade
    Congress bans everyone from impoprting slaves from Africa.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise bans slavery north of the southern boundary of Missouri
  • Denmark Vesey

    Denmark Vesey
    an enslaved African-American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a slave revolt with the intent to lay siege on Charleston, South Carolina. The plot is discovered, and Vesey and 34 coconspirators are hanged.
  • Nat Turner's rebelion

    Nat Turner's rebelion
    Nat Turner and a group of followers launch a short, bloody rebelion in Southhampton county Virginia. The militia quells the rebelion and hangs Nat Turner. Slave laws become much stricter as a result.
  • The Liberator

    The Liberator
    William Loyd Garrison creates one of the first abolitionist newspapers.
  • The North Star

    The North Star
    Frederick Douglass creates the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper.
  • Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman escapes slavery and helps others to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
  • Comprimise of 1850

    Comprimise of 1850
    California is admited as a free state while Utha and New Mexico are decided by popular soverienty. The slave trade in DC is banned and stricter fugitive slave laws are enforced.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Harriet Beacher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin, in wich it talks about the harshness of slavery in the south
  • Kansas-Nebraska act

    Kansas-Nebraska act
    Kansas and Nebraska are given statehood and the missouri comprimise is repealed. Tension is renewed between anti- and proslavery factions.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Congress decideds that slaves are not Citizens.
  • John Brown

    John Brown
    John Brown and 21 of his followers attempt to take control of the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. They fail and Brown is hung.
  • The Confederate States of America and the Civil War

    The Confederate States of America and the Civil War
    The Conferacy is founded when the south secceds from the Union. This starts the Civil War.
  • The emancipation Proclomation

    The emancipation Proclomation
    Lincoln passes the Emancipation Proclomation. This declares all slaves in the rebeling states free.
  • The Civil War Ends

    The Civil War Ends
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    John Wilkes Booth assassinates Lincoln at Ford's theater.
  • The Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan
    The KKK is formed by Ex-confederate vetrans.