02/07/1822 Denmark Vesey is hanged after being accused of a slave rebellion
Life of Denmark Vesey
Denmark Vesey Slave Uprising planned at the AME Church in Charleston SC 1822
Denmark Vesey was a literate, skilled carpenter and leader among African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. He was accused and convicted of being the leader of "the rising," a major potential slave revolt planned for the city in 1822 and was executed shortly thereafter.