Interactive Timeline 1619-2019

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer."

— Harriet Tubman

Background image: An illustration showing infantry men in 1779.

Acknowledgments of the sources for this timeline:

  • Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, with Documents, Textbook by Deborah Gray White, Mia Bay, and Waldo Martin (2012)
  • National Park Service
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives
  • Wikipedia
  • PBS
  • Equal Justice Society
  • ProPublica: Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery (Presser, 2019)
  • Online Archive of California
  • California Historical Society
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • The Daily Californian
  • UC Berkeley Libraries

All photos are public domain unless otherwise credited.

The direct link to the timeline is: