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25000BC-999: Dynasties begin to assert their power throughout Africa

1000-1499: Rise of the Mali Empire and other African kingdoms

1500-1599: Slavery established in the New World

1600-1699: Growth of Atlantic slave trade

1700-1799: Abolitionist movement emerges

1800-1809: Great Britain abolishes slave trade

1810-1819: American Colonization Society formed

1820-1829: Colony for free blacks founded in Liberia

1830-1839: Slavery abolished in British Empire

1840-1849: Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth become active in abolition movement

1850-1859: Sectional controversy over slavery in the United States

1860-1869: Civil War and abolition of slavery in the United States

1870-1879: End of Reconstruction in the United States

1880-1889: European powers begin the 'Scramble for Africa'

1890-1899: Plessy v. Ferguson ruling upholds segregation

1900-1909: Black intellectuals form Niagara Movement

1910-1919: First World War and Great Migration to northern cities

1920-1929: Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age

1930-1939: Nation of Islam founded and the end of the Harlem Renaissance

1940-1949: Second World War

1950-1959: School segregation ruled illegal and early campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement

1960-1969: Civil Rights Movement

1970-1979: Most African countries now independent

1980-1989: Birth of hip-hop

1990-1999: First multiracial elections in South Africa

2000-Now: War on terror

Source: Schomburg Center for Black Studies

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