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February Is Black History Month


Black History Month is the reaffirmation of struggle and determination to change attitudes and heighten the understanding of the entire American experience. More>>

  • Abolition, Emancipation and Civil Rights: The Long Steep RoadAbolition, Emancipation and Civil Rights: The Long Steep RoadMore>>

  • The Abolitionist Movement

    The Abolitionist Movement

    Friday, January 26 2007 11:25 AM EST2007-01-26 16:25:31 GMT
    Abolition was a movement intended to end slavery and promote racial equality. But despite its best intentions, it lead to one of the bloodiest wars in American history
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Friday, January 26 2007 11:28 AM EST2007-01-26 16:28:33 GMT
    This war turned a nation against itself based on the fundamental questions of human equality.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation

    Friday, January 26 2007 11:26 AM EST2007-01-26 16:26:18 GMT
    Read the Emacipation Proclamation issued by former President Abraham Lincoln.
  • SlideshowsBlack History Slide showsMore>>

  • Black History TimelineBlack History Timeline 1517-1866More>>

  • 1517-1688


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:01 PM EST2007-01-26 18:01:57 GMT
    c.1517 Spaniards begin importing slaves from Africa to replace Indians who died from harsh working conditions and exposure to disease. 1619 Twenty Africans are deposited at Jamestown, VA by a Dutch
  • 1705-1776


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:03 PM EST2007-01-26 18:03:13 GMT
    1705 A Virginia law forbids free blacks to hold public office or to be witnesses in court cases. 1739 44 black slaves and 30 white colonists are killed in Stono rebellion near Charleston, SC. 1770 Crispus
  • 1777-1788


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:05 PM EST2007-01-26 18:05:35 GMT
    1777 Vermont abolishes slavery. 1780 Pennsylvania passes a law to gradual abolish slavery. 1781 Blacks make up more than half of the 44 settlers who found Los Angeles. 1783 The American Revolution
  • Black History TimelineBlack History Timeline 1867-1927More>>

  • 1867-1869


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:15 PM EST2007-01-26 18:15:24 GMT
    1867 On January 8, overriding President Johnson's veto, Congress granted the black citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote. Reconstruction Acts were passed by Congress on March 2. These
  • 1870-1874


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:16 PM EST2007-01-26 18:16:01 GMT
    1870 Hiram Revels of Mississippi is appointed to replace Jefferson Davis, becoming the first African-American in the U.S. Senate. He served only one year. The 15th amendment, forbidding states to deprive
  • 1875-1876


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:16 PM EST2007-01-26 18:16:46 GMT
    1875 Civil Rights Act of 1875. Congress approved the Civil Rights Act on March 1, guaranteeing equal rights to black Americans in public accommodations and jury duty. The legislation was invalidated
  • Black History TimelineBlack History Timeline 1932-2003More>>

  • 1932-1940


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:30 PM EST2007-01-26 18:30:34 GMT
    1932 In Tuskegee, AL the U.S. Public Health Service begins examining the course of untreated syphilis in black men, not telling them of their syphilis or their participation in the 40-year study. 1936 President
  • 1941-1944


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:32 PM EST2007-01-26 18:32:46 GMT
    1941 A. Phillip Randolph threatens a massive march on Washington unless the Roosevelt administration takes measures to insure black employment in defense industries; Roosevelt agrees to establish the
  • 1947-1952


    Friday, January 26 2007 1:34 PM EST2007-01-26 18:34:06 GMT
    1947 Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in major league baseball. 1948 The U.S. Supreme Court holds the lower courts can not enforce restrictive covenants used to maintain segregated housing
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