The Stono Rebellion of 1739 That The System Didn’t Want You to Read About

26 Feb

 

 

On Sunday, September 9th, 1739 the British colony of South Carolinawas shaken by a slave uprising that culminated with the death of sixty people. Led by an Angolan named Jemmy, a band of twenty slaves organized a rebellion on the banks of the Stono River. After breaking into Hutchinson’s store the band, now armed with guns, called for their liberty.  As they marched, overseers were killed and reluctant slaves were forced to join the company. The band reached the Edisto River where white colonists descended upon them, killing most of the rebels.  The survivors were sold off to the West Indies.

Source: The Stono Rebellion of 1739 That The System Didn’t Want You to Read About

 

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