From the Arrival of the First Jews and Blacks in America to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
|1619||First boatload of African slaves arrives in|
|1654||First Jewish settlers arrive in New Amsterdam.|
|1791||The First Amendment to the United States|
Constitution guarantees equality to all
|1824||Passage of Maryland's "Jew Bill" granting Jews|
the right to hold elective office.
|1843||B'nai B'rith founded.|
|1848||Arrival of large number of Jews from Germany.|
|1851|| Ernestine Rose, a Polish-born Jewish woman,|
captivates audiences with her speeches against
slavery and for women's rights.