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02/07/1822 Denmark Vesey is hanged after being accused of a slave rebellion

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Life of Denmark Vesey

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Denmark Vesey

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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.
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    • Background 

    • Conspiracy 

    • Failed uprising 

    • Court of Magistrates and Freeholders 

    • Aftermath 

    • Historical debate 

    • Legacy and honors 

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