Black History Timeline: 1800-1896

Black History Timeline: 1800-1896

19th CENTURY 1800 Gabriel Prosser, an enslaved African-American blacksmith, organizes a slave revolt intending to march on Richmond, Virginia. The conspiracy is uncovered, and Prosser and a number of the rebels are hanged. Virginia's slave laws are consequently tightened. 1807 At the urging of President Thomas Jefferson, Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves. It makes [...]

Motivations Quotes from Black Historians

Motivations Quotes from Black Historians

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington “I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.” "Each person must live their life as a model for others." -Rosa Parks [...]