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Timelines of Historical Events

Review the chronology of major events in African-American history. When did Europeans introduce slavery to North America? On what day did Abraham Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation? Find the answers here.

Enslavement Timeline 1619 to 1696
Enslavement in colonial America was established with one law at a time. Throughout the late 16th and 17th Centuries, laws were passed in several colonies to differentiate between African and white indentured servants.

African-American History Timeline: 1700 - 1799

African-American History Timeline: 1840 to 1849

African-American History Timeline: 1850 to 1859
The 1850s were a turbulent time in American history for African-Americans.

African-American History Timeline: 1860 to 1864
This timeline features events related to African-American history that occurred between 1860 and 1864.

African-American History Timeline: 1865 to 1869
This timeline takes a look at key events taking place between 1865 and 1869.

African-American History Timeline: 1870 to 1879
Key events in the decade of 1870.

African-American History Timeline: 1880 to 1889
This article highlights important events occurring between 1880 and 1889.

African-American History Timeline: 1890 to 1899
Timeline of African-American experiences from 1890 to 1899.

African-American History Timeline: 1900 to 1909
This timeline traces important moments in African-American history between 1900 and 1909

African-American History Timeline: 1910 to 1919
Key events and issues occurring between 1910 and 1919.

African-American History Timeline: 1920 - 1929

Historical events occurring between 1920 and 1929.  

African-American History Timeline: 1930 to 1939
This timeline highlights African-American history from 1930 to 1939.

African-American History Timeline: 1940 to 1949

 This timeline highlights African-American history from 1940 to 1949. 

African-American History Timeline: 1950 to 1959
This timeline highlights important events and people in the 1950s.

African-American History Timeline: 1960 to 1964

African-American History Timeline: 1965 to 1969

African-American History Timeline: 1970 to 1979
Key African-American History events occurring between 1970 and 1979.

African-American History Timeline: 1980 to 1989
A timeline of African-American history from 1980 to 1989

The Abolition Movement: 1820 - 1829

 This timeline chronicles the abolition movement between 1820 and 1829. 

Timeline of the Abolition Movement: 1830 - 1839

 This timeline chronicles the abolition movement between 1830 and 1839. 

Timeline of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society
The Pennsylvania Abolition Society used moral suasion followed by political action as a method to abolish enslavement.

Dred Scott Timeline
The Dred Scott case was a seminal case in United States history.

Timeline of the NAACP: 1909 to 1965
Timeline of milestone events orchestrated by the NAACP

Literary Timeline of the Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance is the considered the first literary movement in the United States in which many black writers are able to explore various themes existing in African American society. This is a timeline of the major publications and events of this period.

Negro Baseball League Timeline
The Negro Baseball League was established after African-American players were banned from playing in white baseball clubs.

Timeline of Scottsboro Boys
The Scottsboro Boys were nine African-American teens ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen. Each was tried and convicted of raping two white women on a Southern railroad freight train.

The Civil Rights Movement - 1951 to 1959
The major events of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s.

Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1964
A timeline of major events in the Civil Rights Movement between 1960 and 1964.

Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement, 1965-1969
A timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s.

Hip Hop Culture Timeline: 1970 - 1983
A timeline of hip hop culture tracing the beginning of the movement in the 1970s through the 1990s.

African-American History Timeline: 1990 - 1999
Key events in African-American History occurring between 1990 and 1999.

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