[2013] Augustin Babu: Black History Timeline

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[2013] Augustin Babu: Black History Timeline

In 1808 United States federal law that stated that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States. ended the legality of the U.S.-based transatlantic slave trade country other .

Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham.The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is attended by about 250,000 people, the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital. Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The march builds momentum for civil rights legislation (Aug. 28).

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Black History Timeline, 1619-2014

Black History Month is important because it celebrates and honors black people. President Gerald R.Ford notice honor Black History Month in 1976. In the US and Canada, it is celebrated every year in February. The UK's Black History Month is October

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The first African slaves arrive in Virginia.

First published African-American woman autobiography Phillis Whealey to test her knowledge and literacy because it was not believed that a Negro could write poetry.

Slavery-History of Slavery in America slavery. First, in 1619 The first African slaves arrive in Virginia.Then, in 1865 The Civil War ends. Lincoln is assassinated.The Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery throughout the United States. On June 19,1865 slavery in the United States effectively ended when 250,000 slaves in Texas finally received the news that the Civil War had ended two months earlier.


Phillis Wheatley's poetry is published


US bans the import of slaves



Nelson Mandela South Africa's first balck president, died at the age of 95

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities. He was released from prison in 1990 and in 1994 won the presidency in South Africa’s first democratic election. Throughout his life, . His funeral was attended by countless world leaders and South African citizens who both mourned his death and celebrated his life.


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