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Sun, 06.16.1822

A Slave Revolt in South Carolina Occurs

On this date in 1822, a Denmark Vesey-led slave rebellion in South Carolina was thwarted by informants.  He and others were captured, tried, and executed.

The Whipping House was to the right of the jail, separated by a high brick wall and used against unruly slaves, was where the execution took place.  It was destroyed by an 1886 earthquake and never rebuilt.


The Encyclopedia Britannica, Twenty-fourth Edition.
Copyright 1996 Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.
ISBN 0-85229-633-0

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