England formally sanctions American slavery

Sun, 1749-10-26

On this date in 1749, the British parliament formally legalized slavery in the colony now known as Georgia.

The African American Atlas:
Black History & Culture an Illustrated Reference
by Molefi K. Asanta and Mark T. Mattson
Macmillam USA, Simon & Schuster, New York
ISBN 0-02-864984-2