1900 - 1999

1900 - November 

James Weldon Johnson writes ....

1901 - January 29

George H. White’s term as ....

1901 - October 16

Booker T. Washington becomes ....

1901 - November 11

Alabama adopts a new ....

1903

W.E.B. DuBois publishes ....

1903 - November 2, 1903

St. Luke Penny Savings Bank ....

1903 - March 27

The U.S. Supreme Court ....

1904 - October 3

Mary McLeod Bethune founds ....

1905 - May 5

The Chicago Defender ....

1905 - July 11-14

The Niagara Movement ....

1906 - August 13-14

The Brownsville Affair ....

1906 - September 22-24

Inflamed by four never-substantiated ....

1906 - October 22

Three thousand African  Americans ....

1908 - August 14-19

A deadly race riot in ....

1908 - December 26

Black boxer Jack ....

1909 - February 12

Appalled by last year's riot ....

1909 - April 6

An African-American explorer ....

1909 - December 4

The New York Amsterdam News ....

1910 - November 1

The NAACP publishes ....

1912  - September 28

W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues” ....

1913 - April 11

President Woodrow Wilson meets ....

1915

The Great Migration begins ....

1915 - March 21

“Birth of a Nation,” ....

1915 - June 21

The Supreme Court, ruling in ....

1915 - July 28

Haiti becomes ....

1916 - January 1

The first issue of the ....

1917 - May 27-30, July 1-3

A series of deadly race riots ....

1917 - July 25-28

A race riot that springs from ....

1917 - July 28

Ten thousand African Americans ....

1917 - August 23

African-American soldiers mutiny ....

1917 - December 11

Thirteen African-American soldiers ....

1918 - May 15

The Battle of Henry Johnson is one of ....

1918 July 26-29

A race riot in Philadelphia ....

1918 September 3

Five African-American soldiers are ....

1919

Red Sumner ....

 

1919 - October

The Kansas City Call ....

1920

The 1920s

This decade will be ....

1921 - January 

A federal anti-lying bill ....

1921 - May 23

“Shuffle Along,” the first ....

1921 - May 31-June 1

A thriving African-American community in ....

1923 - June 21

Black nationalist leader

....

1923 - September 15

Its governor declares that ....

1925 - August 25

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters ....

1925 - September  8

Ossian Sweet, an African-American doctor ....

1925 - November 12

Louis Armstrong records ....

 

1926 - February

Historian Carter G. Woodson ....

1927 - March  7

The Supreme Court strikes down ....

1927 - November 18

President Coolidge commutes ....

1928 - Agust 5 

The Atlanta Daily World ....

1928 - November 6

Oscar DePriest is elected ....

1929 - October 29

The stock market crashes ....

1929 - December 

“Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” ....

1931 - April 6

Nine African-American teenagers ....

1933 - March 

The Los Angeles Sentinel ....

1934 - November 6

Oscar DePriest, an African-American ....

1935 - October 3

Italy invades Ethiopia ....

1935 - December 5

The National Council of Negro Women ....

1936 - January 15

The University of Maryland is ....

1936 - April 14 

The Michigan Chronicle ....

1936 - Augusr 9 

Sprinter Jesse Owens wins ....

1936 - December 8

The NAACP files suit ....

1937 - March 25

William H. Hastie becomes ....

1937 - June 22

Joe Louis becomes ....

1937 - October 1

The Pullman Company formally ....

1938 - December 12

The Supreme Court rules in ....

1939 - April 9

African-American contralto Marian ....

1940 - March 1

“Native Son,” by Richard ....

1940 - March 20 

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education ....

1941 - January 25

Asa Philip Randolph of the ....

1941 - June 18

President Roosevelt, alarmed by ....

1941 - June 25

President Roosevelt issues Executive ....

1941 - July 19

The U.S. Army opens ....

1941  - August 6

An altercation between ....

 

1941 - December 7

In the Japanese surprise attack ....

1942 - February 28

A race riot in Detroit ....

1942 - June 18

Bernard W. Robinson becomes ....

1942 - November 1

John H. Johnson publishes ....

1942 - November 

The Congress of Racial ....

1943 - January 5

William H. Hastie, former ....

1943 - May 25

White workers at the Alabama Dry ....

1943 - June 2

The Ninety-ninth Pursuit Squadron ....

1943 - June 16

Two people are killed in ....

1943 - June 20

A massive street brawl between ....

1943 - June 20

The National Congress of ....

1943 - August 1-2

A white police officer’s attempt to ....

1944 - April 3

The Supreme Court strikes ....

1944 - April 24

The United Negro College ....

1945 - March 12

New York enacts the ....

1945 - September 18

A thousand white students ....

1945 - November 1

John H. Johnson publishes ....

1946 - February 26

A dispute over the ....

1946 - May 1

An African-American woman ....

1946 - August 10

Between 50 and 100 African- Americans ....

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