Today in History: September 9: Stono Rebellion


Subject:
Black Resources , Slavery, Abolition, & Emancipation

Description:
Overview of this slave revolt that started on September 9, 1739, when "twenty black Carolinians met near the Stono River, approximately twenty miles southwest of Charleston. ... [It was] the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution. ... More than twenty white Carolinians and nearly twice as many black Carolinians were killed." Includes links to exhibits and collections. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.

Publisher:
Library of Congress

Language:
English

Source:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/sep09.html


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