1619 1. Negro slaves shipped on slave ships and sold in Virginia
1789 slaves are counted as 3/5 of a person
In 1830, the law made it a crime to teach Negros to read
1831 Nat Turner leads the slave revolt
1849 Harriet Tubman escapes slavery. She becomes an important conductor of the Underground Railroad.
1849 Dred Scott decision
1863 declaration of emancipation
In 1868, Negros became a full citizen of the United States
In 1870 the laws were passed by Jim Crow
1875 Congress passes the first Civil Rights Act that guarantees Negro’s equal rights to transportation, restaurants, theaters, and juries. The law is put down in 1883.
In 1881, Booker T. Washington began working at the Tuskegee Institute
1890 literacy test created to keep Negros from voting
1900 Lynching is part of life
1919 attacks on black communities during riots
In 1921, Black Wall Street burned down
1947 Jackie Robinson plays baseball
1954 Brown vs. Board of Education
Emmett Till was murdered in 1955
1955 Rosa Park’s prison for not giving up her place
1956 The Montgomery bus boycott ends with victory
1957 integration rejected
1960 Start of lunch at the counter
1963 speeches by Malcom X.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream speech”
Civil Rights Act of 1968.