BLACK HISTORY FACTS

Important Events in Black History

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King delivering the I Have a Dream speech.

Introduction - Important Events in Black History

There have been many important events in black history. Events like the 1865 passing of the thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution outlawing slavery are to be celebrated. Events like the 1896 Supreme Court decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson case damaged the fight against racial segregation and discrimination. Below you will find a timeline listing some of these events in African-American history with a few facts about each. There will be links to detail pages with more interesting information about many of these events. Hopefully this information will be helpful to kids writing Black History Month reports and for adults interested in facts about black history. There have been many important events in black history the below list includes many of them but certainly not all.

Timeline of Important Events in Black History