Civil Rights Movement

1600-01-01 00:00:00

Days of Slavery

Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

1793-04-01 00:00:00

Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by African-American slaves to escape into free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists.

1863-01-01 00:00:00

Reconstruction Era

The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 (the legal end of slavery) or 1865 (the end of the Confederacy) to 1877.

1863-01-01 00:00:00

Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the rebel states.

1865-01-20 00:00:00

Juneteenth Independence Day and Freedom Day

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday. Commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas.

1865-12-18 00:00:00

Thirteenth Amendment

The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.

1877-03-03 00:00:00

Jim Crow Era

The Jim Crow laws and the high rate of lynchings in the South were major factors which led to the Great Migration during the first half of the 20th century.

1953-12-01 00:00:00

Nonviolence and Nonviolence Training

During the time period considered to be the "African-American civil rights" era, the predominant use of protest was nonviolent, or peaceful.

1954-05-17 00:00:00

Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Decision

Landmark case which declared laws establishing separate public schools for black & white students unconstitutional.

1955-08-28 00:00:00

Emmett Till's murder

14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended.

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