The first African slaves arrived in what would now be the present-day United States on August 9, 1526, when they were brought by Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon along with 600 colonists to start a colony.
The 13th amendment was officially passed in 1865.
On June 19, 1865, which is now known as Juneteenth, Major General Gordan Granger landed at Galveston, Texas to free the last slaves.
Black Americans were still denied rights into the 20th century.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand and the Civil Rights movement took flight.