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A time line of the history of African Americans.
Created by amiovine
on Feb 15, 2011
Last updated: 02/15/11 at 11:04 AM
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President Obama becomes the first African American in the United States.
First African American woman to win an Academy Award. Denzel Washington also won an Oscar this same year.
First African American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature.
Oprah becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated television show.
Civil Rights activist and "I Have A Dream" speaker is murdered.
Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus simply because she is an African American.
Doctors deny African Americans medical treatment for Syphilis as part of an experiment, even after they discovered a cure.
The Supreme Court decides in the Plessy Vs. Ferguson case that "separate but equal" satisfies the 14th amendment which gives legal sanction to "Jim Crow" segregation laws.
President Lincoln declares an end to the Civil War and an end to slavery.
America is split in two over the issue of slavery. The Union and The Confederacy fought over whether slavery should be allowed.