The Timeline is a series of events that occurred on the show Black Lightning, listed in chronological order.

Before the start of the series

  • 1986
    • Peter Gambi moves to Freeland, and begins looking for people with special powers for the A.S.A.
  • 1987
    • After March 30: Alvin Pierce is murdered by Tobias Whale along with two of his henchmen, while a young Jefferson watches from under his bed.
    • September 2: Peter Gambi opens Gambi's Custom Tailoring.
    • Jefferson meets Peter Gambi for the first time.
  • 1990
    • Syonide is born.
  • 1998
    • An eight-year-old Syonide is adopted from an orphanage by Tobias Whale.
  • 1994
    • June 28th: Anissa Pierce is born.
  • 2001
    • October 7th: Jennifer Pierce is born.
  • 2005
    • Jefferson becomes Black Lightning.
  • 2009
    • After having fought the 100 gang in Freeland for 4 years as Black Lightning, Jefferson quits his superhero career in order to focus on his family.
  • 2017
    • Anissa and Chenoa start dating.

During the series