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A Chronology of Slave Actions in the United States -

Lynching, the practice of killing people by extrajudicial mob action, occurred in the United States chiefly from the late 18th century through the 1960s. Lynchings took place most frequently against African-American men in the Southern US after the American Civil War and emancipation, and particularly from 1890 to the 1920s, with a peak in 1892. Lynchings were also very common in the Old West, where victims were primarily men of Mexican and Chinese minorities, although whites were also…

LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS CASE: “SARAH KEYS VS. CAROLINA COACH COMPANY” - Sarah Keys Evans was a Private in the United States Army. On Aug. 1, 1952, she was looking forward to returning home from her assignment in Fort Dix, New Jersey, to her quaint little home in Washington, North Carolina, and celebrating with her family, friends, and members of the hometown church.

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery. "Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the Suthern states of the United States. Compiled from the census of 1860. Drawn by E. Hergesheimer. Engr. by Th. Leonhardt." Library of Congress, American Memory Map Collections

1948 | Black Americans register to vote as South Carolina Democrats in Charleston on July 17, 1948. Blacks in South Carolina registered throughout the state after a federal court order was issued forcing the South Carolina Democratic Party to enroll blacks and grant them full participation in party affairs. In 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that blacks cannot be denied the right to vote in primary elections. (AP Photo)

In June 1961 Interfaith Freedom Riders challenged segregated interstate buses by traveling from Washington, D.C. to Tallahassee, Florida. After successfully completing the Freedom Ride they had planned to fly home but first decided to test whether or not the group would be served in the segregated airport restaurant. As a result 10 Freedom Riders, later known as the Tallahassee Ten, were arrested for unlawful assembly [Priscilla Stephens, Jeff Poland, and another black activist waiting…

Black Wall Street was the most prosperous black community in America located in Greenwood Tulsa, Ok. It was also known as “Little Africa”. The community had hundreds of businesses all Negro owned & their motto was “To educate every child”. June 1, 1921 supremacists bombed & killed over 3000 & destroyed over 600 businesses. 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, a hospital, bank, 2 theaters, post office, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes, a bus system & schools.