TIMELINE

1832     T. D. Rice Dances Jim Crow in New York

1833     American Anti-Slavery Society Founded

1843     First "Minstrel Shows"

1850     Fugitive Slave Law

1852     Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

1853     "Heroic Slave" Published in Autographs for Freedom

  1863     Emancipation Proclamation

1865     13th Amendment -- Abolishes Slavery

1865     14th Amendment -- Due Process & Equal Protection

1866     Ku Klux Klan Formed

1870     15th Amendment -- Voting Rights

c. 1875-1930     "Tom Shows" Performed

1876     Mark Twain Begins Writing Huck Finn

1877     Withdrawal of Federal Troops from South

1878     First Uncle Remus Tale Printed in Atlanta Constitution

1880     Uncle Remus: His Songs & Sayings Published

1881     Page Writes "Marse Chan"

1884     "Marse Chan" Published in Scribner's Magazine

1885     "Freedman's Case in Equity" Published in Century Magazine

1885     Huck Finn Published

1887     Page's In Ole Virginia Published

1887     "Goopher'd Grapevine" Published in Atlantic Monthly

1896     Plessy v Ferguson Decision

1899     Conjure Woman Published

1902     Leopard's Spots Published

1903     First Film Version of Uncle Tom's Cabin

1905     The Clansman Published

  1915     Birth of a Nation

1929     Hallelujah

1930     Amos 'n Andy: Check and Double Check

1933     King Kong

1935     The Little Colonel

1935     The Littlest Rebel

1937     Their Eyes Were Watching God

1939     Gone With the Wind

1940     Native Son

1941     Dumbo

1988     "Willie" Horton Ad

1990     Driving Miss Daisy

1991     Grand Canyon

1994     The Mask

1994     Forrest Gump

1996     Independence Day

1998     How Stella Got Her Groove Back

2000     The Green Mile



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