Meritorious Manumission: How The Government Created Mistrust In The Black Community

In 1710, the meritorious manumission act of 1710 was enacted in Virginia. It was the legal act of releasing slaves for “good deeds” as defined by the national public policy. This freedom could be granted to a slave for saving the life of

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A Rebellious Spirit: The Life & Times of Denmark Vesey

In 1781, at the age of fourteen, a young Denmark Vesey was purchased from his home in St. Thomas by a slave owner named Captain Joseph Vesey. Denmark was one of 390 slaves Captain Vesey brought from St Thomas to Haiti

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