Slaves revolt in South Carolina

Sun, 1822-06-16

On this date in 1822, Denmark Vesey led a slave rebellion in South Carolina.

The Whipping House (shown) was to the right of the jail, separated by a high brick wall and used against unruly slaves.

It was destroyed by an 1886 earthquake and never rebuilt.

The Encyclopedia Britannica, Twenty-fourth Edition.
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