Emancipation proclamation
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1863

Emancapation proclamation

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1865

Thirteen amendment abolishes slavery


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1868

Forteenth amendment guarantees citizens equal protection

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1870

Fifteenth amendment strengthens voting rights

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1954

Brown v. Board of education of topeka kansas ruling outlaws school segregation


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1955

Rosa parks refuses to give up her bus seat montgomery, alabama

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1963

March on washington

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1964

Twenty fourth amendment ends use of poll tax;civil rights act passed

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2001

Colin powell named secretary of state 

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2003

Scheduled work on national monument to martin luther king jr begins



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