Milestones In Black History

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In History
  • Maryland passes first law banning interracial marriage

    Maryland passes first law banning interracial marriage
    On September 20th, Maryland passes a law that banned interracial marriage. This was mainly to prevent English women from marrying African men.
  • Declaration of Independence 1776

    Declaration of Independence 1776
    The Slave trade was removed from the Declaration of Independence because the southern colonies were pressuring Thomas Jefferson
  • First fugitive slave act

    First fugitive slave act
    Congress passes the first fugitive slave act, which makes it illegal to house an escaped slave
  • slave revolt in Louisiana

    slave revolt in Louisiana
    Charles Deslondes made an army of 200 enslaved men and battled for freedom
  • Missouri compromise

    Missouri compromise
    Missouri became a slave state and Maine became a non-slave state at the same time so there would be the same amount of slave and non-slave states. It also outlawed slavery above the 36 30 latitude line.
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    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman was a slave who escaped. Between 1849 and the Civil War, she went to Maryland and helped slaves escape. Harriet also became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 was a series of bills passed to help slaves. They prohibited slave trade in the District. of Columbia, allowed slavery to be decided by popular sovereignty in new states, and established a stricter fugitive slave act
  • 13th Amendment, Abolition of Slavery

    13th Amendment, Abolition of Slavery
    The 13th Amendment passed on January 31st, 1865, abolished slavery in the United States.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    All males in the United States, no matter race, had the same rights.
  • Kansas-Nebraska act.

    Kansas-Nebraska act.
    Stephen Douglas argued for popular sovereignty in Kansas and Nebraska. This created a divide between slave and anti-slave supporters. When the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, a divide in the country was formed between the north and the south.
  • NAACP established

    NAACP established
    The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) was formed to fight for equality and make sure that everyone had the same rights and eliminate racial discrimination.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    A large number of African Americans start moving north to find jobs in factories.
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    The Supreme court ruled that the separation of children because of their race in public schools was unconstitutional.
  • Rosa Parks and Montgomery bus boycott

    Rosa Parks and Montgomery bus boycott
    An African American woman named Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger because the whites-only section was filled. She was arrested, but this event inspired people to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. was shot outside his hotel room in Memphis Tennesee at 38 years old. This caused riots all over the United States.