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  1. Jun 2020
    1. In 1818, a fifty-one-year-old free carpenter named Denmark Vesey started recruiting the thousands of s laves i n and around Charleston that would form his army—one estimate says 9,000. Vesey was well known l ocally as one of t he f ounders of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, t he first African Methodist Episcopal church in the South.
    2. Gabriel and Nancy Prosser, were organizing a slave rebellion
    3. om. On January 8, 1811, a bout fifteen captives on a sugar plantation in an area known as t he German Coast wounded a planter, Major Manuel Andry, and killed his s on. Bearing military uni-forms and guns, c ane knives, and axes while beating drums and waving flags, t hey started marching from plantation to plantation, s welling their numbers and the dead bodies of enslavers. I n time, between two hundred and five hundred biracial and African people had joined the thirty-five-mile freedom march to invade New Orleans. Led by Asante warriors Quamana and Kook, a long with biracial men Harry Kenner and Charles Deslondes—and inspired by the Haitian Revolution—these revolutionaries waged the largest slave revolt in the history of the United S tates