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Tue, 02.28.1708

Slave revolt in Long Island, NY

*On this date in 1708, one of the first recorded slave revolts occurred in America. It happened in Newton, Long Island, NY, and seven white people were killed.

Following the rebellion, a Black woman is burned alive and one Native American man and two Black men are hanged.

Reference:
Black First:
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI
ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

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