Black History Month

Timeline created by Joecockrell
In History
  • First slaves brought to the new world

    First slaves brought to the new world
    The first African slaves in America arrive in the Virginia colony
  • 3/5 compromise

    3/5 compromise
    Congress decided that slaves would be counted as 3/5 of a vote in the state population
  • fugitive slave law

    fugitive slave law
    These were slaves laws that provied for the returbn of runaway slaves to their owner.
  • Gabriel Prosser

    Gabriel Prosser
    He planned a revolt to make virginia a state for blacks. He organized about 1,000 slaves who met outside Richmond the night og August 30, 1800. their plan failed due to floods.
  • Mechanical reaper

    Mechanical reaper
    Jo Anderson helps Cyrus McCormick invent the mechanical reaper
  • Abolitionist movement starts

    Abolitionist movement starts
    This was a fight to end slavery. It became a major issue the 1830s and dominated politics after 1840
  • Nat Turner's rebellion

    Nat Turner's rebellion
    This was a slave uprising led by Nat Turner. A group of 60 slaves killed 60 whites in South Hampton. This led to a manhunt in whick 100 blacks were killed. This resulted in tighter control of the slaves.
  • Frederick Douglas

    Frederick Douglas
    A self-educated slave who escaped in 1838. He became the best-known abolitionist speaker. he edited an anti-slavery weekly, the North Star
  • Under Ground Railroad

    Under Ground Railroad
    This was a passage way for run away slaves to go to the North to gain freedom from slavery in the south.
  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth
    she was the best-known abolitionists of her day. she was the first black woman to speak out against slavery
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    In 1849, Harriet Tubman escpaed from slavery. She continued to come back a help rescue more slaves using the underground railraod. She led 300 slaves to freedom.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book helped start the Civil war.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott
    This was a case with a slave, Dred Scott, whose whose owner died while in a free state seeking his freedom. The court ruled that slaves had no rights and had to return to slavery
  • John Brown's Raid

    John Brown's Raid
    John Brown was an abolitionist who planned on freeing the slaves by massacring slave owners.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The emancipation proclamation was document that freed all the slaves in the states that seceded in the south.
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    This amendment officially freed all the slaves in the u.s
  • Freedmen's Bureau

    Freedmen's Bureau
    This was an agency set up to help former slaves by getting them jobs and giving them clothes
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    This amendment granted full rights to all citizens of the u.s.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    This amendment said that someone could nit be denied the right to vote based on their race.
  • Hiram Revels

    Hiram Revels
    On this day Hiram Revels was the first African-American elected to be a u.s senator.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    In 1881, Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee institute for African-Americans. He also urged African-American to better themselves through education.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy was an African-American who rode in the whites train car and this case was brought to the supreme court. The court ruled against plessy and ruled that segregated facilities were legal as long as equal quality.
  • Jim Crow laws

    Jim Crow laws
    These were laws that put in spereate but equal
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver
    In 1906, George Washington Carver was crwedited for inventing peanut butter. He also created many other uses for peanuts.
  • W. E. B. DuBois

    W. E. B. DuBois
    In 1909, DuBois founded the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
  • Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens
    Jesse Oens was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen is the name of the African-American military pilots who fought in World War ll, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson was the first African-american major league baseball player
  • Kenny Washington

    Kenny Washington
    Kenny Washington was the first african-american player to play in the NFL
  • Satchel Paige

    Satchel Paige
    Satchel Paige was one of the greatest pitchers of all-time in the negro-league and the major leauge
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was an African-American Civil rights activist. She is most known for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white persom.
  • Ernie Davis

    Ernie Davis
    Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the heisman trophy
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe
    He was an American world no. 1 professional Tennis player
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader of the civil rights movement. He gave many speeches speaking out for total equality for African-Americans.
  • Doug Williams

    Doug Williams
    Doug Williams was the first african-american starting quarterback to win a super bowl and he won the MVP trophy.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack Obama became the first African-american president of the United States of America