1767 – Denmark Vesey born uncertain this year. He was a well-respected carpenter and minister who in his teens had been sold into slavery from the West Indies island of St. Thomas. 1783 – He was the household servant to Captain Joseph Vesey, who settled in Charleston. 1800 – He won $1,500 in a lottery ..
1800 – Nat Turner born on the 2nd of October in Southampton County, Virginia. He was an American slave whose failed slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, was the most remarkable instance of black resistance to enslavement in the antebellum southern United States. 1820 – Married Cherry, also a slave and had three children. 1822 – ..
120 B.C – He was born this year, according to Roman historians, was a gladiator-slave who became the alleged leader of an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic. 73 B.C – Spartacus and some 70 followers escaped from the gladiator school of Lentulus Batiatus. Seizing the knives in the cook’s shop and a ..
1795 – He was born this year in Southampton County, Virginia. 1830 – He and the Blow family moved in this year to St. Louis, Missouri, where, because of financial problems, the Blow family sold Scott to Dr. John Emerson, a doctor for the United States Army. 1842 – Emerson traveled extensively in ..
1854 – He was an African American cowboy born as slave in Davidson County, Tennessee. 1876 – He claimed that he entered a rodeo at Deadwood City in the Dakota Territory this year and that is where he earned the nickname "Deadwood Dick." 1877 – In October this year, he was captured by ..
1789 – Josiah Henson, born on the 15th of June into slavery in Charles County, Maryland. 1830 – He escaped to Ontario, Canada, and founded a settlement and laborer’s school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden in Kent County. 1834 – He first worked farms near Fort Erie, then Waterloo, moving with friends ..
1773 – Born in Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia. 1784 – Thomas Jefferson took up residence in Paris as the American envoy to France. 1787 – Jefferson sent for his daughter, nine-year-old Maria Jefferson, to come live with him. 1789 – He asked that Isabel, an older woman, be sent as a companion for Polly, but ..
– His contemporary and enemy, the author of Philosophumena (probably Hippolytus of Rome) relates that when Callixtus, as a young slave was put in charge of a bank by his master, Carpophorus, he lost the money deposited by other Christians. Callixtus then fled from Rome, but was caught near Portus. 199 BC – ..