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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:07:31 +0000

 



3 Major Ways Slaves Showed Resistance to Slavery

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Slaves in the United States showed resistance to the oppressive system of slavery by organizing rebellions and running away from their masters.



Civil Rights Movement Timeline From 1951 to 1959

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This civil rights movement timeline covers the start of the racial equality fight, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King's rise.



What Impact Did the Stono Rebellion Have on the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The Stono Rebellion was the largest slave revolt in colonial America. This profile of the rebellion outlines its causes, significance and aftermath.



How did the Montgomery Bus Boycott impact the...

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Why did the Montgomery Bus Boycott begin? How long did it last? What impact did the boycott have on the Jim Crow Era?



How Did African-Americans Champion for Change...

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How 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?



A Timeline of 1964 and 1963 Civil Rights...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

This civil rights movement timeline covers the struggle's second phase in which nonviolent action was put to the test during the early 1960s.



What did African-Americans Achieve in the 1950s?

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African-American historical events that occurred between 1950 and 1959.



Why Nat Turner's Rebellion Made White...

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Nat 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.



The Civil Rights Act of 1968 and Other Key...

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This civil rights movement timeline covers the struggle's final years, including the rise of black power, the Voting Rights Act, and urban riots.



Four Organizations of the Civil Rights Movement

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Four prominent civil rights organizations that helped to end segregation and Jim Crow Era laws.



Five Unforgettable Slave Rebellions

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What do rebellions prove about the plight of African-Americans before the emancipation of slavery? These five rebellions prove the desire for freedom.



12 Achievements of the NAACP

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest and most recognized civil rights organization in the United States.



The Unforgettable Jim Crow Era

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The Jim Crow Era in American society lasted from the late 1870s to 1965 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act.



27 Highlights of African-American Life in the...

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How was Kwanza established? When was Malcolm X assassinated? Why was the Poor People's Campaign established? Who was the first black Supreme Court Justice?



5 African-American Organizations Established...

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Five organizations established during the Progessive Era with the purpose of helping African-American achieve social equality.



37 Events of the 1970s

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Key African-American History events occurring between 1970 and 1979.



What Were the Causes of the Great Migration of...

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The Great Migration was movement from rural southern areas to northern, Midwestern and western cities.



3 National Civil Rights Campaigns Initiated by...

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CORE played an important role in galvanizing young adults to help African-Americans in the South fight against racial discrimination.



Why were the 1850s such a turbulent decade for...

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Why were the 1850s such a turbulent decade for African-Americans?



3 Important Causes of the Red Summer of 1919

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The Red Summer of 1919 began in May and lasted until the end of October. During this time, race riots erupted in many northern cities.



Major Highlights, Speeches and Writings of the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Get acquainted with the civil rights movement with this overview of the major highlights, speeches and writings that shaped the era and modern race relations.



Four Top Civil Rights Speeches and Writings

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The civil rights speeches given by Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson highlight their thoughts on the fight for racial equality.



5 Contributions SNCC Made to the Civil Rights...

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SNCC was established in 1960 on the campus of Shaw University as a civil rights organization.



30 Highlights in African-American History...

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How did African-Americans defy Jim Crow Era laws and the Great Depression in the 1930s?



How did Harriet Tubman find the courage to lead...

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A biography of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who helped over 200 others escape from slavery to the North.



What are the key events for the abolition...

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37 Outstanding Achievements in the 1940s

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How did African-Americans integrate the armed services? Who is the first African-American to publish a best selling novel?



African-American History Moments: 1980 to 1989

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

A timeline of African-American history from 1980 to 1989



4 Important Men and Women of the Progressive Era

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Men and women of the Progressive Era.



Why was the anti-lynching movement important?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The Anti Lynching movement was a movement aimed at abolishing the practice of lynching.



How did African-Americans begin making a voice...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Who was the first African-American to publish a collection of poetry? Why was the African Masonic Lodge established? Why was the AME Church founded?



How Does Kwanzaa Honor African-American Heritage?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African heritage taking place from December 26 to January 1.



How did African-American fight racial injustice...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Key events and issues occurring between 1910 and 1919.



21 Literary Achievements of the Harlem...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

This timeline highlights significant literary works published during the Harlem Renaissance, a period lasting from 1917 to 1937.



How was slavery established in the American...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

How did slavery become an important aspect of colonial America? What is the difference between indentured servitude and servitude for life?



3 Philosophies of the Abolition Movement

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Abolitionists worked to end slavery. Their philosophies on how to end slavery were very different. Historian Herbert Aptheker outlines the three types of abolitionism.



How Crispus Attucks Became a Hero During the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Who was Crispus Attucks? This biography of the slave-turned-sailor reveals how he became the first person to die in the 1770 Boston Massacre.



47 Incredible Events in African-American...

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Important events and people from 1820 to 1839.



What were the events leading up to the Brown v....

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35 Moments of the Roaring 20s

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Important events in African-American history occurring between 1920 and 1929.



What is the Black Panther Party?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

This timeline features key events of the Black Panther Party.



Who is the Father of the Underground Railroad?

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Why is Rosa Parks Considered the Mother of the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

With one single refusal, Rosa Parks became the mother of Civil Rights Movement.



How Did Abolitionists Fight Against Injustice...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

This is an African-American history timeline highlighting significant events between 1840 and 1849.



What did African-American achieve between 1900...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

This timeline traces important moments in African-American history between 1900 and 1909



Why is Dred Scott's Case Significant to United...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The 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.



Background and Impact of The Civil Rights Act...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The 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.



What Historians Helped Promote African-American...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

African-American historians such as Carter G. Woodson, Arturo Schomburg, W.E.B. DuBois, and John Edward Bruce.



6 Enterprise Building African-Americans in the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

During 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.



3 Pioneering and Innovative African-American...

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What African-American publications and news sources were milestones in the industry? How did they get started? Why?



How Emmett Till's Death and Open Casket Spurred...

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The Emmett Till story shocked the nation and propelled civil rights activists to take action over the black teen's racially motivated killing.



How did the abolition movement grow in the...

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The 1820s planted the seeds for the burgeoning Abolition Movement of the 1830s.



Where did writers of the Harlem Renaissance...

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What impact did Gabriel Prosser's Plot have on...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Gabriel Prosser prepared for the farthest reaching rebellion by enslaved men in United States' history.



How did N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company help...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company was founded in 1898 by African-American businessman John Merrick.



Why did Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Who were prominent members of the Black Panther Party? What role did they play in the organization?



26 Events That Happened After the Civil War

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

How did African-Americans become citizens? How did African-American men gain the right to vote? What HBCUs opened right after the Civil War?



How Executive Order 9981 Desegregated the U.S....

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the U.S. military and paving the way for the civil rights movement.



Four Initiatives Developed by W.E.B. Du Bois

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Historian, sociologist, writer, educator and sociopolitical activist, W.E.B. Du Bois fought throughout his career to uplift African-Americans through a variety of methods.



Who are the Scottsboro Boys?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The Scottsboro Boys were nine African-American teens who were each tried and convicted of raping two white women on a Southern railroad freight train.



How did William Wells Brown help the abolition...

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Why did William Wells Brown become an abolitionist? How did Wells Brown become the first African-American to publish a novel and a play?



A Biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

A biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including the slain civil rights leader's childhood, education, activism and assassination.



Was the Niagara Movement an Innovative...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The Niagara Movement was an organization established in 1905 by journalist William Monroe Trotter and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to fight racial injustice



How did Ida B. Wells Launch the Anti-Lynching...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a journalist, suffragist and overall crusader for justice.



How did Ella Baker help the Civil Rights...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Why did Ella Baker become involved in grassroots organizing? What strategies did Ella Baker use to help members of the Civil Rights Movement?



What five cities played an important role in...

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What five cities played an important role in the Abolition Movement?



How did the National Negro Business League...

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Why did Booker T. Washington establish the National Negro Business League? What were the successes of the organization?



Why Did Lorraine Hansberry Write "A Raisin in...

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A Marcus Garvey Biography That Defines His...

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This Marcus Garvey biography defines the radical views he popularized after founding the UNIA and urging blacks to embrace their African heritage.



Four Pan African Leaders

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

What is Pan Africanism? What African-American figures were believers in this ideology?



Seven Black Women Who Contributed to the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Seven African-American women and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement.



What caused the Tulsa Race Riot?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The 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.



The Amazing Achievement of Maya Angelou

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Maya Angelou was a prominent memorist and poet whose work encouraged Americans of all walks of life.



Why did the NACW fight racism during the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The NACW has worked to provide social services to communities in need and end racial injustice in the United States for more than 100 years.



How did Blacks fight oppression in the 1880s?

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A Freedom Seeker's Remarkable Second Chance at...

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Anthony Burns was a fugitive slave who was caught in Boston two months after he reclaimed his freedom.



Three African-American Modern Dancers

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

While Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham established modern dance techniques, Alvin Ailey, popularized modern dance with his company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company.



How did the Black Press help the Great...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The African-American press was instrumental in campaigning against Jim Crow in the South and de facto segregation in the North.



4 Women of the Civil Rights Movement

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks all played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement.



Who Are Six Powerful Leaders of the Civil...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The "Big Six" is a term used to describe the six most prominent African-American leaders during the Civil



What is the oldest black college in the United...

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What was the first historically black college to be established in the United States? What organizations helped establish schools for African-Americans?



How Martin Luther King Day Became a Federal...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Martin 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.



What happened in the early 1960s in black...

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How did Mary Mcleod Bethune remain calm and...

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Mary McCleod Bethune was a lifelong educator and civic leader.



Jackie Robinson

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Jackie Robinson broke racial barriers and made history when he became the first African-American baseball player to play Major League Baseball.



1 Success of the Freedmen's Bureau

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The 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.



Biography of Black Historian Carter G. Woodson

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

This biography of historian Carter G. Woodson details how he created black studies and founded Negro History Week, today known as Black History Month.



What happened to the Negro Baseball Leagues?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

When were the Negro Baseball Leagues established? Why did African-Americans establish their own baseball leagues? Who were major players in the leagues?



What are the achievements of Gwendolyn Brooks?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Gwendolyn 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.



Why was the AME Church established?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

What is the first African-American religious denomination​ in the U.S.? Why was the AME Church established? Who is Richard Allen?



How did the Black Theater Movement begin?

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The 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.



25 Interesting Events of the Early 19th Century

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

African-American History Timeline of 1800 to 1819 documents specific acts of legislation, events and people who were prominent societal figures.



Who is the first African-American to be...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

John Hope was an educator and civil rights advocate. He was the first African-American to serve as president of a historically black college/university.



Richard Allen

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Richard Allen established the AME Church and was an abolitionist and social activist.



5 African-American Women Writers

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Five African-American women writers whose work spans through colonial America through the Black Arts Movement



5 Men of the Harlem Renaissance

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Poets such as Countee Cullen, Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown, Claude McKay and Langston Hughes all made significant contributions to the Harlem Renaissance.



How did Frederick Douglass revolutionize the...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Who is Frederick Douglass? How did Douglass become an abolitionist? Why did he publish a slave narrative? What was the name of his newspaper?



How did black newspapers fight against the Jim...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

Why did Black newspaper publishers fight against Jim Crow Era laws and racial injustice?



How did the National Negro Convention Movement...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

The National Negro Convention Movement allowed freedmen to meet on the local, state and national level to fight racial discrimination and enslavement.



How did Black Newspapers fight racial injustice...

2016-12-07T11:07:31Z

How did African-American newspapers serve as vehicles for change during the Jim Crow Era?