Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:07:31 +0000
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZSlaves in the United States showed resistance to the oppressive system of slavery by organizing rebellions and running away from their masters.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis civil rights movement timeline covers the start of the racial equality fight, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King's rise.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Stono Rebellion was the largest slave revolt in colonial America. This profile of the rebellion outlines its causes, significance and aftermath.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhy did the Montgomery Bus Boycott begin? How long did it last? What impact did the boycott have on the Jim Crow Era?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow did African-American reformers emerge in the Progressive Era? How did Ida B. Wells help establish the Anti-Lynching Campaign? Why was the NAACP founded?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis civil rights movement timeline covers the struggle's second phase in which nonviolent action was put to the test during the early 1960s.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZAfrican-American historical events that occurred between 1950 and 1959.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZNat Turner's rebellion in 1831 became one of the most memorable slave uprisings in U.S. history. It also challenged the idea that slaves were content.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis civil rights movement timeline covers the struggle's final years, including the rise of black power, the Voting Rights Act, and urban riots.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZFour prominent civil rights organizations that helped to end segregation and Jim Crow Era laws.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhat do rebellions prove about the plight of African-Americans before the emancipation of slavery? These five rebellions prove the desire for freedom.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest and most recognized civil rights organization in the United States.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Jim Crow Era in American society lasted from the late 1870s to 1965 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow was Kwanza established? When was Malcolm X assassinated? Why was the Poor People's Campaign established? Who was the first black Supreme Court Justice?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZFive organizations established during the Progessive Era with the purpose of helping African-American achieve social equality.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZKey African-American History events occurring between 1970 and 1979.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Great Migration was movement from rural southern areas to northern, Midwestern and western cities.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZCORE played an important role in galvanizing young adults to help African-Americans in the South fight against racial discrimination.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhy were the 1850s such a turbulent decade for African-Americans?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Red Summer of 1919 began in May and lasted until the end of October. During this time, race riots erupted in many northern cities.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZGet acquainted with the civil rights movement with this overview of the major highlights, speeches and writings that shaped the era and modern race relations.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe civil rights speeches given by Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson highlight their thoughts on the fight for racial equality.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZSNCC was established in 1960 on the campus of Shaw University as a civil rights organization.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow did African-Americans defy Jim Crow Era laws and the Great Depression in the 1930s?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZA biography of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who helped over 200 others escape from slavery to the North.
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Overview The abolition
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow did African-Americans integrate the armed services? Who is the first African-American to publish a best selling novel?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZA timeline of African-American history from 1980 to 1989
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZMen and women of the Progressive Era.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Anti Lynching movement was a movement aimed at abolishing the practice of lynching.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWho was the first African-American to publish a collection of poetry? Why was the African Masonic Lodge established? Why was the AME Church founded?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZKwanzaa is an annual celebration of African heritage taking place from December 26 to January 1.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZKey events and issues occurring between 1910 and 1919.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis timeline highlights significant literary works published during the Harlem Renaissance, a period lasting from 1917 to 1937.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow did slavery become an important aspect of colonial America? What is the difference between indentured servitude and servitude for life?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZAbolitionists worked to end slavery. Their philosophies on how to end slavery were very different. Historian Herbert Aptheker outlines the three types of abolitionism.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWho was Crispus Attucks? This biography of the slave-turned-sailor reveals how he became the first person to die in the 1770 Boston Massacre.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZImportant events and people from 1820 to 1839.
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Overview In 1954,
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZImportant events in African-American history occurring between 1920 and 1929.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis timeline features key events of the Black Panther Party.
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Overview William
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWith one single refusal, Rosa Parks became the mother of Civil Rights Movement.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis is an African-American history timeline highlighting significant events between 1840 and 1849.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis timeline traces important moments in African-American history between 1900 and 1909
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Dred Scott case was a seminal case in United States history. Dred Scott, an enslaved man, unsuccessfully fought for his and his wife's freedom.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe fight for racial equality did not end after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted, but the law allowed activists to meet their major goals.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZAfrican-American historians such as Carter G. Woodson, Arturo Schomburg, W.E.B. DuBois, and John Edward Bruce.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZDuring the Jim Crow Era, African-Americans established businesses in banking, insurance, news publishing, beauty and sports. They didn't just make a profit, they created change.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhat African-American publications and news sources were milestones in the industry? How did they get started? Why?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Emmett Till story shocked the nation and propelled civil rights activists to take action over the black teen's racially motivated killing.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe 1820s planted the seeds for the burgeoning Abolition Movement of the 1830s.
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The Harlem Renaissance
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZGabriel Prosser prepared for the farthest reaching rebellion by enslaved men in United States' history.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1898 by African-American businessman John Merrick.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWho were prominent members of the Black Panther Party? What role did they play in the organization?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow did African-Americans become citizens? How did African-American men gain the right to vote? What HBCUs opened right after the Civil War?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZPresident Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the U.S. military and paving the way for the civil rights movement.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHistorian, sociologist, writer, educator and sociopolitical activist, W.E.B. Du Bois fought throughout his career to uplift African-Americans through a variety of methods.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Scottsboro Boys were nine African-American teens who were each tried and convicted of raping two white women on a Southern railroad freight train.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhy did William Wells Brown become an abolitionist? How did Wells Brown become the first African-American to publish a novel and a play?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZA biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including the slain civil rights leader's childhood, education, activism and assassination.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Niagara Movement was an organization established in 1905 by journalist William Monroe Trotter and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to fight racial injustice
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZIda B. Wells-Barnett was a journalist, suffragist and overall crusader for justice.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhy did Ella Baker become involved in grassroots organizing? What strategies did Ella Baker use to help members of the Civil Rights Movement?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhat five cities played an important role in the Abolition Movement?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhy did Booker T. Washington establish the National Negro Business League? What were the successes of the organization?
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Overview When
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis Marcus Garvey biography defines the radical views he popularized after founding the UNIA and urging blacks to embrace their African heritage.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhat is Pan Africanism? What African-American figures were believers in this ideology?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZSeven African-American women and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Tulsa Race Riot was a 16-hour racially motivated conflict that occurred in 1921. In its aftermath, 800 Tulsans were injured, 300 blacks killed and the Negro Wall Street was destroyed.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZMaya Angelou was a prominent memorist and poet whose work encouraged Americans of all walks of life.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe NACW has worked to provide social services to communities in need and end racial injustice in the United States for more than 100 years.
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >During the 1880s,
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZAnthony Burns was a fugitive slave who was caught in Boston two months after he reclaimed his freedom.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhile Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham established modern dance techniques, Alvin Ailey, popularized modern dance with his company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe African-American press was instrumental in campaigning against Jim Crow in the South and de facto segregation in the North.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZElla Baker, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks all played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe "Big Six" is a term used to describe the six most prominent African-American leaders during the Civil
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhat was the first historically black college to be established in the United States? What organizations helped establish schools for African-Americans?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZMartin Luther King Day became a federal holiday due to the efforts of the civil rights leader's supporters who worked tirelessly to have him honored.
2016-12-07T11:07:31Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" > 1960 Four students
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZMary McCleod Bethune was a lifelong educator and civic leader.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZJackie Robinson broke racial barriers and made history when he became the first African-American baseball player to play Major League Baseball.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Freedmen's Bureau was established to help former enslaved African-Americans with housing, educational and employment opportunities. Despite its work, the agency faced a number of problems ranging from funding and lack of support.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThis biography of historian Carter G. Woodson details how he created black studies and founded Negro History Week, today known as Black History Month.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhen were the Negro Baseball Leagues established? Why did African-Americans establish their own baseball leagues? Who were major players in the leagues?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZGwendolyn Brooks is the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Brooks poetry is influenced by the Great Migration and later the Black Power Movement.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhat is the first African-American religious denomination in the U.S.? Why was the AME Church established? Who is Richard Allen?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe Black Theater Movement began in 1816 when William Brown established the African Company and troupes such as the Negro Ensemble Company continue the movement today.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZAfrican-American History Timeline of 1800 to 1819 documents specific acts of legislation, events and people who were prominent societal figures.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZJohn Hope was an educator and civil rights advocate. He was the first African-American to serve as president of a historically black college/university.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZRichard Allen established the AME Church and was an abolitionist and social activist.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZFive African-American women writers whose work spans through colonial America through the Black Arts Movement
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZPoets such as Countee Cullen, Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown, Claude McKay and Langston Hughes all made significant contributions to the Harlem Renaissance.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWho is Frederick Douglass? How did Douglass become an abolitionist? Why did he publish a slave narrative? What was the name of his newspaper?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZWhy did Black newspaper publishers fight against Jim Crow Era laws and racial injustice?
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZThe National Negro Convention Movement allowed freedmen to meet on the local, state and national level to fight racial discrimination and enslavement.
2016-12-07T11:07:31ZHow did African-American newspapers serve as vehicles for change during the Jim Crow Era?