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1992-2009

1992
Mae Jemison becomes the first African-American woman astronaut, spending more than a week orbiting Earth in the space shuttle Endeavour.

Riots break out in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King, a black man.

1995
Controversial black nationalist Louis Farrakhan organizes his Million Man March on Washington.

Major source for this timeline: "African Americans: Opposing Viewpoints," San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1997.

2009
First elected black president, Barack Obama as the 44th President of The United States of America.

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