A timeline chronicling major events and notable people effecting African American History from the years 1852 through 1925.
1852 to 1880 Chronicles the birth of notable African Americans such as Daniel A. P. Murray, Booker T. Washington and Mary McLeod Bethune as well as major events such the Dred Scott case, the emancipation of slaves, black suffrage and Reconstruction efforts.
1881 to 1900 Chronicles major efforts of African Americans to organize to effect change through the courts as well as through the establishment of educational institutions. Also notes the strong resistance of these efforts through mass lynchings as well as through legal avenues meant to stifle civil rights.
1901 to 1925 Chronicles the works and efforts of W. E. B. Du Bois on behalf of fellow African Americans with such notable events as the Niagara Movement as well as the establishment of the NAACP. Birth and death dates of notable African Americans are listed including Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X. Continued racial tensions are noted with incidents of riots and...