Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849

Jan. 8, 1811: Louisiana’s Heroic Slave Revolt

The German Coast Uprising was a strategic military assault against white supremacy by hundreds of enslaved Africans.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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July 2, 1839: The Amistad Mutiny

Africans on the Cuban schooner Amistad rose up against their captors, seizing control of the ship, which had been transporting them to chattel slavery.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Slavery and Resistance
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June 29, 1820: The Antelope Ship Arrived in Savannah

281 Africans aboard the Antelope ship were brought to Savannah by the U.S. Treasury.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

Challenging myths about the Irish Potato Famine.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Environment, Immigration, Social Class, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 21, 1842: George Latimer Freed In Boston

A Boston judge stopped the extradition of George Latimer, who had escaped enslavement in Virginia, and allowed him to raise funds for his own manumission.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance
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Elijah Lovejoy Warehouse

Nov. 7, 1837: Elijah Parish Lovejoy Murdered

Minister, journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy was murdered by a pro-slavery mob.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Economics, Media, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Nov. 7, 1841: The Creole Mutiny

Madison Washington and eighteen other enslaved people rebelled onboard the Creole, a ship involved in the U.S. slave trade.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Slavery and Resistance
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Sept. 20, 1830: The First Meeting of the Colored Conventions Movement

Forty African Americans, elected by communities in nine states, met in Philadelphia in 1830 to organize for improving the lives of Black people in North America. That week, they founded the National Colored Conventions movement and held its first official series of formal meetings.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Organizing
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