The birth of El Yanga in circa 1545 is celebrated on this date. He was an African abolitionist and a leader of a slave rebellion in Mexico during...
Category: Activist / Abolitionist.
*The Palmares community in 1605 is celebrated on this date. This was a Brazilian settlement of runaway and freeborn African slaves.
The life of Zumbi in 1655 is celebrated on this date. He was an Afro Brazilian abolitionist and soldier.
Zumbi pronounced: "Zoom-bee")...
Granville Sharpe was born on this date in 1735. He was a European abolitionist and philanthropist.
He was born in Durham, England, the...
*Elizabeth Freeman’s birth in 1742 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black slave and abolitionist.
She was born to enslaved African...
*Paul Cuffe was born on this date in 1759. He was an Black philanthropist, merchant, sea captain and abolitionist.
The son of a former...
William Wilberforce was born on this date in 1759. He was a White British abolitionist.
He was born in Hull, England, the son of a...
*The birth of Thomas Clarkson in 1760 is celebrated on this date. He was a European abolitionist against slavery.
Clarkson, from Wisbech...
José Morelos y Pavyn was born on this date in 1765. He was an Afro Mexican priest, soldier, abolitionist, and an early leader of Mexico's...
*James Forten’s birth is marked on this date in 1766. He was a Black businessman and abolitionist.
From Philadelphia of free Black...
On this date in 1767, Henri Christophe was born. He was a West African slave and became an early Black king of (Haiti).
This date celebrates the life of Denmark Vesey in 1767. He was a Black abolitionist who planned the most extensive slave revolt in U.S. history,...
The birth of Gabriel Prosser in 1776 is remembered on this date. He was a Black abolitionist.
A slave child, Gabriel was born to the...
*James Tallmadge, Jr. was born on this date 1778. He was a White American politician and abolitionist.
Born in Stanford, Dutchess County...
*Charles Avery was born on this date in 1784. He was a White European merchant, businessman and abolitionist.
Little is known of his...
One this date, the Registry remembers the birth of David Walker in 1785. He was a Black abolitionist and publisher.
Born in Wilmington, N...
This date in 1787 recalls the Rankin House, a pivotal point of shelter for many Black slaves escaping bondage before emancipation.
The Underground Railroad, the organization which helped escaped African slaves from the South on their journey to freedom in the North and Canada...
Benjamin Lundy was born on this date in 1789. He was a White American abolitionist and news publisher.
He was from Sussex County, New...
This date marks the birth of Josiah Henson in 1789. He was an 18th century Black abolitionist.
The first anti-slavery law in Canada was...
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