Events That Have Influenced The Lives Of Blacks In America!

Events That Have Influenced The Lives Of Blacks In America!

by Danny H. Marshall
     
 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..

"Events that have influenced the Lives of Blacks in America", is a compilation of historical events that reveal the historical struggle of Black America. This book contains a selection of historical events covering 199 years of America's history. The events reveal the obstacles that Blacks in

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..

"Events that have influenced the Lives of Blacks in America", is a compilation of historical events that reveal the historical struggle of Black America. This book contains a selection of historical events covering 199 years of America's history. The events reveal the obstacles that Blacks in America had to overcome throughout this country's glorious but sometimes shameful past. Good or bad this book is an attempt to uncover those events that have contributed to Black America's current conditions.

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ISBN-13:
9781598006308
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
0.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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If "all men are created equal.." then why did the following happen?

1502
First reported African slaves in the New World.

1619
First Africans arrive in Virginia.

1640-1680
Beginning of large-scale introduction of African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production.

1789
U.S. Constitution ratified with clause: "..equating slaves to 3/5ths of a white citizen.."

1798-1808
Decade of greatest importation of African slaves into U.S., totaling approximately 200,000.

1833
Connecticut passes the "Black Law," barring blacks from attending private schools outside their resident towns without permission from town leaders.

1834
An anti-abolitionist mob sacks the home of prominent New York abolitionist Lewis Tappan, part of a savage riot that also destroys the home and church of African-American Episcopal Reverend Peter Williams.

1837
African-Americans lose the right to vote in Pennsylvania (by amendment to the State Constitution) and Michigan (by state law).

1860
December 20th South Carolina secedes from the Union after Abraham Lincoln's election as president, followed by 10 other states through May 1861.

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