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Thu, 09.13.1663

The 1663 Slave Revolt in Virginia Occurs

On this date in 1663, the first known slave revolt occurred in Gloucester County, VA. The conspiracy between Black slaves and indentured servants was betrayed by the indentured servants.

Reference:

Encyclopedia Virginia.org

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