How do you find a timeline for African American history?


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One can find a timeline of African-American history on InfoPlease.com, BlackPast.org, History.com and EnchantedLearning.com. A detailed timeline of African-American history is also available on Wikipedia. Most of these timelines start with the arrival of African slaves in Virginia in 1619.

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African-American history mainly discusses the history of Black Americans in the United States. It is also commonly known as black history. Many African slaves were forcibly brought to the United States between 1555 and 1865 by the then British-controlled territories. A majority of the 21st century African Americans in the United States are descendants of these slaves.

Declaration of slavery as illegal in the Northwest Territory in 1787, ban of importation of slaves from Africa in 1808, The Missouri Compromise of 1820, issue of Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln in 1863 and Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1868 are some important events in African-American history.

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