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Slavery and African Americans Timeline 1800-1850
⟶ Updated 31 Oct 2018 ⟶
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31 Oct 2018
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American History Timeline
Publication of the "Liberator" is begun
The Wilmot Proviso
Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and helps to smoothly operate the Underground Railroad
Compromise of 1850
Gabriel Prosser's revolt
Congress bans the Importation of slaves from Africa
The Missouri Compromise bans slavery north of the southern boundary of Missouri.
Denmark Vesey's Revolt
Virginia allows slaves to accompany white masters to religious services presided over by white preachers.
In Pennsylvania the Underground Railroad is officially established.
The state of Georgia officially bans the slave trade.
Southern states expel abolitionists and forbid the mailing of antislavery propaganda.
The African Insurance Company was created with offices located at 159 Lombard Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Richard Allen officially creates the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first African American church denomination in the United States.
Francis Johnson of Philadelphia becomes the first black bandleader and composer to publish sheet music
Thomas Jennings of New York City became the first African American to receive a patent from the United States government.
Slavery is officially abolished in New York
The Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first permanent order of black Catholic nuns, is founded in Baltimore, Maryland.
Oberlin College is founded in Ohio. It admits African American men, black women and white women.
David Ruggles, abolitionist activist, opens the first African American bookstore in the nation, in New York City.
The Philadelphia Vigilence Committee is organized to help fugitive slaves escape their pursuers.
Frederick Douglass publishes his autobiography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Pennsylvania disfranchises black voters.
Rhode Island disfranchises black voters.
United States v. The Amistad on March 9, 1841 when the Court rules them free and they return to Africa.
Census of 1840, U.S. Population: 17,069,453, Black Population: 2,873,648 (16.1 percent) including 386,293 free African Americans.
Prigg v. Pennsylvania that states did not have to offer aid in the hunting or recapture of fugitive slaves within their borders.
Sojourner Truth and William Wells Brown begin their campaigns against slavery.
Macon B. Allen of Worcester, Massachusetts is the first African American admitted to the bar in any state when he is allowed to practice law in Massachusetts.
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