AFRICAN AMERICAN THEMES

African American History Timeline: 1619 - 2008
1619 The first African American indentured servants arrive in the American
colonies. Less than a decade later, the first slaves are brought into New Amsterdam
(later, New York City).
By 1690, every colony has slaves.

2008 Barack Obama (1961 - ) becomes the first African American to win the U.S.
presidential race.