History is a critical component of learning, not only about yourself but also about the world around you. Here, we will trace Black people’s history in the United States beginning in 1619 to the present. I hope that this timeline will help to give you a foundation in which to start your quest for learning Black history.
Since Black history is vast, this timeline highlights only a snippet of events that have happened throughout time.
Black History Timeline
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