Key events in African-American History occurring between 1990 and 1999.
Writer Alex Haley became a celebrated figure after the publication of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley." Yet, the novel "Roots" would prove to be his biggest success as a writer, documenting American history through the lens of an African-American family.
Macon Bolling Allen was the first African-American licensed attorney and judge in the United States.
Duke Ellington's career as a composer, writer, pianist and bandleader spanned more than 50 years.
Martin Delany's life as an abolitionist, Civil War hero and believer in emigration makes him the "Father of Black Nationalism."
Writer Lydia Maria Child's work as an abolitionist included campaigning for women to have membership in non gender specific antislavery societies.
Seven African-American women and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement.
This timeline features events related to African-American history that occurred between 1860 and 1864.
Abolitionist and suffragette Mary Ann Shadd Cary advocated for self-reliance and education for African-Americans.
The National Association of Colored Women was established to grant African-American women a voice in society. For the past 110 years, the NACW has worked to provide social services and end racism in the United States.