IMPORTANT DATES IN BLACK HISTORY PART 2
1623: Queen Nzingha becomes Monarch of Ndanga (Angola) and declares war on the Portuguese.
1655: 1,500 enslaved Africans go to Jamaican mountains, establishing free Maroon communities.
1663: Slave rebellion takes place on September 13th in Gloucester County, Virginia.
1712: A slave insurrection occurred April 7th in New York City.
1739: The Maroons of Jamaica and the British sign a peace treaty on March 1st.
1770: Crispus Attucks is one of the first to die for America at the Boston Massacre on March 5th.
1772 :Lord Mansfield declares exportation of slaves from Britain illegal.
1776: During American Revolution many Blacks fight for British promised freedom ( ends 1783)
1777: The Republic of Vermont passes the 1st constitution in the U.S prohibiting slavery.
1777: 5,000 African participate in the U.S. Revolutionary War.
1783: Blacks establish settlements in Nova Scotia Separately from Whites & legally unrecognized.
1786: Quakers in Pennsylvania begin to organize the Underground Railroad.