Explore the Map and Timeline of Slavery in America

Learn more about slavery after the Civil War by scrolling through the timeline and map. Points on the map include photos, videos and more information about key dates in United States history.

Scroll through the timeline by dragging your mouse (left or right) or by using the arrow keys on the keyboard. Events will automatically populate the map below.

Click on events in the timeline or on the map to learn more through the text, photos and videos.

Interactive Map and Timeline - United States 1860-1950

Interactive State-by-State Map

Learn more about the highlighted states and their forced labor history following the Civil War. Click on yellow states for more information.

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