When did slavery end
When did slavery end
1865-Civil War ended. Lincoln was killed by an assassination. Article thirteenth of the United States Constitution prohibited slavery.
1619-English colonies settled in North America brought the first Negro slaves from Africa to Virginia.
1793-invention of the gin maker increases the prompt for slave labor in the south.
1808-the introduction of slaves into the country from abroad is banned.
1861-with the South's secession from the United States, the Confederacy is formed and the Civil War begins.
1863-President Abraham Lincoln publishes the"Declaration of Emancipation". He proclaimed the freedom of all slaves in the Confederate States.
1865-Civil War ended. Lincoln was killed by an assassination. 13 of the United States Constitution. the clause forbade slavery.
1868-14th Amendment of the Constitution by clause, all African Americans were granted citizenship.
1870-black men were granted the right to vote.
1896-the U.S. Supreme Court rules that racial segregation is unconstitutional.
1947-Jackie Robinson becomes the first Negro to play in the National Baseball League of America.
1948-President Harry S. Truman ordered the abolition of racial segregation in the U.S. Army.
1954-the U.S. Supreme Court rules that racial segregation in schools is not constitutional.
1955-woman named Rosa Parks refuses to give her place on a bus in Alabama to a white. His arrest brought about a 1-year and very vocal boycott led by Martin Luther King. The Negroes did not take buses for 1 year and walked to their jobs en masse.
1963 - Martin Luther King is arrested and imprisoned during human rights demonstrations in Alabama, the same year he ignited the Negro freedom struggle in Washington with his famous speech entitled "I Have a dream"(I Have a Dream).
1964-President Lyndon Johnson signs the Human Rights Act. Martin Luther King Wins Nobel Peace Prize
1965-human rights activist Malcolm X is killed. Human rights demonstrations in Alabama were suppressed by violence. The Right To Vote Act passed by Congress.
1966-Edward Brooke of the state of Massachusetts becomes the first Negro senator elected after the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War.
1967-Thurgood Marshall is appointed by President Johnson as the first Negro Supreme Court Judge.
1968-Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
1990-Douglas Wilder is elected governor of Virginia, becoming the nation's first Negro governor.
June 2008-Illinois Senator Barack Obama is elected the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
November 4, 2008 - Barack Obama is elected the future president of the United States, overtaking his rival, the Republican Party's nominee John McCain, in the presidential race.