"MUM BETT" ELIZABETH FREEMAN, became one of the first enslaved African Americans in the state of Massachusetts to file a Legal Petition for Freedom, along with another of Ashley's slaves, a man called Brom. Her 1781 county court case, Brom and Bett v. Ashley, was a direct challenge to the existence of slavery in Massachusetts and her victory set the precedent for a later Massachusetts Supreme Court’s ruling that marked the informal ending of slavery, in the state.
In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.
TriCRI & ICCR proudly work with ECPAT to encourage companies to sign the code to protect children. Companies, especially those in the tourism industry, are often some of the first witnesses of these atrocities. Training their staff in how to handle these situation is a vital part in ending this atrocity. ECPAT's mission is to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
Slave Family In Cotton Field near Savannah, Georgia in 1860: A new book has shed new light on the struggles of freed slaves in the U.S. after the end of the Civil War 'The end of slavery led to hunger and death for millions of black Americans': Extraordinary claims in new book
Thomas Jennings (1791 - 1859)On March 3, 1821, Thomas Jennings became the first African American to receive a patent. As the owner of a New York dry-cleaning business, Jennings invented and patented a new process for cleaning clothing. Jennings used the money he earned with his invention to buy his family out of slavery. Active as an abolitionist, Jennings published petitions that advocated the end of slavery in New York.
One thing that is largely overlooked in the history of America is the fact that there were white European slaves. came here, not of there own free will, but kidnapped, shanghaied, impressed, duped, beguiled, and yes, in chains. Yes it is true, there was white slavery--even here in America. This was not only in the country's infancy, but lasted until the end of the Civil War when all slaves were freed.