Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Black History Month Timeline

Black History Month is a month that has more value than the days the month of February contains. Black History Month is a month where the African-American struggle and sacrifice is put into the spotlight. As I was searching through the World Wide Web, I came across some interesting Black History Facts. Let's enlighten ourselves. Here are some:

Timeline of Events in


African American History

1619


August 20. Twenty Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first blacks to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies.


1641

Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery by statute.


1663

September 13. The first documented attempt at a rebellion by slaves took place in Gloucester County, Virginia.

1664

Maryland was the first state to try to discourage by law the marriage of white women to black men.