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AMISTAD REVOLT

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Amistad Mutiny In January 1839, 53 African natives were kidnapped from eastern Africa and sold into the Spanish slave trade. They were then placed aboard a Spanish slave ship bound for Havana, Cuba Once in Havana, the Africans were classified as native Cuban slaves and purchased; 49 males for $450 each by two Spaniards, Don Jose Ruiz and Don Pedro Montez. ... Read More »

Slavery in America|Port Royal Experiment

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Posters Port Royal Experiment The Port Royal Experiment was a program begun during the American Civil War in which former slaves successfully worked on the land abandoned by plantation owners. In 1861 the Union liberated the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and their main harbor, Port Royal. The white residents fled, leaving behind 10,000 black slaves. Several ... Read More »

Haitian Revolution Summary

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The Haitian Revolution – Review The Haitian Revolution – AKA: The Black Revolution: Toussaint Louverture Part 1 of 5 The African experience in the Caribbean is essential to our understanding of the history of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In most respects, the events that transpired in the Caribbean greatly overshadow those in North America; in fact, they are often ... Read More »

The Will To Survive & The Equal Rights Movement

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A Fight For Equal Rights The history of the African Americans encompasses not only a persistent struggle against injustice, but remarkable service both to the black community and to the nation as a whole. In the years before the Civil War, Black abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas, and Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman fought heroically, not only to free black slaves in the North ... Read More »

20th Century Slavery in Mississippi and Louisiana

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If you thought the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in 1863 or after the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865, you were wrong. Slavery in some parts of the rural south continued; even up to the mid 1960’s. Many African American were held in peonage throughout the deep south. Under peonage they could not leave the plantations ... Read More »

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