Black History and Women Timeline 2000-

African American History and Women Timeline

Oscar Winner Halle Berry Winner Accepts The Best Actress Academy Award
Oscar Winner Halle Berry Winner Accepts The Best Actress Academy Award. Getty Images / Getty Images

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2000

• (July) Venus Williams became the first African American to win the women's title at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson (1957-58)

• Condoleezza Rice named as the next Secretary of State, the first African American woman to hold that position

2001

• Arkansas named a state holiday for Daisy Bates, the first state to name a holiday for an African American woman

• Ruth Simmons, Brown University, became the first African American president of an Ivy League university

2002

• (March 24) Halle Berry became the first African American to win the Best Actress Oscar

• (May 22) Bobby Frank Cherry found guilty of murder in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham which killed four African American girls, ages 11-14

2003

• (January) bus, made famous by Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat, added to exhibit at Henry Ford Museum, Michigan

• (June 23) Supreme Court upheld affirmative action used in university admissions

• (September) Carol Moseley Braun announced her candidacy for US president, the second African American woman to run for that office

2004

• (January 14) Carol Moseley Braun dropped her race for the US presidency

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