May 1854 Anthony Burns, celebrated fugitive slave, arrested by United States Deputy marshals in Boston. Two thousand United States troops escorted him through the streets of Boston when he was returned to the South on June
The Five Greatest Slave Rebellions in the United States
August The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion On this day in slave Nat Turner launched a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia that would kill 50 whites and hundreds of African Americans in retaliation killings.
Frederick Douglass was an important person during this time period. He was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery he became a leader of the abolitionist movement.
How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation
Hundreds of outspoken African-Americans moved America toward emancipation.
Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas - Richard Price & Sally Price
Reynolds’s Political Map Of The United States Designed To Exhibit The Comparative Area Of The Free And Slave States And The Territory Open To Slavery Or Freedom By The Repeal Of The Missouri Compromise. Date: 1856
American Experience: The Abolitionists | Classroom Resources | PBS LearningMedia #SoJustAbolition
Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Dramatic reading John Brown’s Last Speech delivered on November 2, 1859, by Josh Brolin.