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On this date in 1822, as a result of previous trials, Denmark Vesey and 34 others were hanged in Charleston, S.C.
They were convicted of trying to raise an insurrection in the largest slave revolt in American history. Thirty-two others were condemned to exile, and four white men were fined and imprisoned for encouraging the plot.
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI