Slavery Events in History



1995 Event - Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery and ratifies 13th Amendment

1962 Event - Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery

1932 Event - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

1929 Event - U.S. worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia

1926 Event - International slavery convention signed by 20 states

1910 Event - China ends slavery

1904 Event - German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children

1892 Birthday - Charles L Bass, actor, Business in White Slavery

1890 Event - Pope Leo XIII encyclical On slavery in missions

1888 Event - Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Aurea" abolishing slavery

1886 Event - Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba

1883 Event - Slavery banned throughout British Empire

1873 Event - Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico

1873 Event - Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico

1865 Event - 13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished

1865 Event - 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery

1865 Event - Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery

1865 Event - Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)

1864 Event - Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery

1864 Event - Slavery abolished in Maryland

1863 Event - Slavery abolished in Suriname and Netherlands Antilles

1863 Event - President Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful

1862 Event - Slavery outlawed in U.S. territories

1862 Event - Slavery abolished in all U.S. possessions

1862 Event - Slavery abolished in District of Columbia

1861 Event - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg

1861 Event - Washington D.C. - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery

1861 Event - U.S. House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state

1860 Event - Dem convention in Charleston South Carolina divided over slavery

1860 Event - Slavery ends of in Netherlands Indies

1859 Event - Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery

1856 Event - Senator Charles Sumner, Massachusetts, spoke out against slavery

1855 Event - U.S. adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery

1850 Event - Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue

1850 Event - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to U.S. Senate

1849 Event - Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland

1848 Event - William and Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia

1848 Event - Slavery abolished in all French territories

1848 Event - Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony

1838 Event - Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor

1836 Event - Texas abolishes slavery

1834 Event - Slavery abolished through out the British Empire

1833 Event - Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed

1831 Event - Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery

1827 Event - Slavery abolished in NY

1820 Event - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri

1804 Birthday - Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery

1804 Event - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery

1802 Event - Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St. Domingue (Haiti)

1799 Event - New York State abolished slavery

1794 Event - French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery

1790 Event - Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery

1787 Event - Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)

1780 Event - Pennsylvania becomes 1st U.S. state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)

1777 Event - Vermont becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male suffrage

1777 Event - Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery

1772 Event - Slavery outlawed in England

1759 Birthday - Wilbur Wilberforce, England, crusaded against slavery

1749 Event - Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal

1746 Birthday - Absalom Jones, Delaware, born into slavery

1688 Event - Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania

1669 Event - 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery

1652 Event - Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal

1641 Event - Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery

1542 Event - Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America

1391 Event - Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds and sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery

694 Event - Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery













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