Black People Resisted
Bennett, Lerone, The New Crisis
They resisted the practice of slavery and the trade in slaves from its inception in the United States in the early 1600s to it end in the middie 1800s.
They resisted it on the ships from Africa.
They resisted it in the fields and in the big house; they resisted by organized rebellion; and they resisted by direct, spontaneous acts of courage.
For their freedom, they killed and were killed. They poisoned and committed infanticide and suicide. They always ran away. And some master was always hunting for them.
Their will set against the master's will, they fought, fought back, and died They also survived They took the lash and the burn. They lost but they won.
By the strength of their determination, Md by the North Star and set aboard the box cars of the Underground Railroad-by their resistance-slaves won in the cause of Human freedom.
Major Revolts and Escapes
First serious slave conspiracy in Colonial America, Sept. 13. Servant betrayed plot of White servants and Black slaves in Gloucester County, Virginia.
Slave revolt, New York, April 7. Nine Whites killed. Twenty-one slaves executed.
Slave conspiracy discovered in Norfolk and Princess Anne counties, Va.
Slave revolt, Stono, S.C., Sept. 9. Twenty-five Whites killed before insurrection was put down.
Series of suspicious fires and reports of slave conspiracy led to general hysteria in New York City, March and April. Thirtyone slaves, five Whites executed.
Massachusetts slaves petitioned legislature for freedom, Jan. 6. There is a record of 8 petitions during Revolutionary War period.
Haitian Revolution began with revolt of slaves in northern province, Aug. 22.
Gabriel Prosser plotted and was betrayed. Storm forced suspension of attack on Richmond, Va., by Prosser and some 1,000 slaves, Aug. 30. Conspiracy was betrayed by two slaves. Prosser and fifteen of his followers were hanged on Oct. 7.
Louisiana slaves revolted in two parishes about 35 miles from New Orleans, Jan. 8-10. Revolt suppressed by U.S. troops. The largest slave revolt in the United States.
Three hundred fugitive slaves and about 20 Indian allies held Fort Blount on Apalachicola Bay, Fla. …