1844

  • Revolt by African slaves in Cuba.

1848

  • Harriet Tubman escapes to Philadelphia and begins quest to free other slaves via the Underground Railroad.

  • Slaves Ellen and William Craft make successful, elaborate escape from Georgia.

1850

  • Amended Fugitive Slave Act toughened by Federal enforcement.

1851

  • Importing of slaves to Brazil ends.

1854

  • Portugal abolishes slavery in African colonies.

1857

  • Dred Scott Decision upheld by U.S. Supreme Court.

1859

  • John Brown leads unsuccessful raid on Harper's Ferry in Virginia.

1861
  • Civil War begins.

1863

  • Emancipation Proclamation signed.

1865

  • 13th Amendment ends slavery in United States.

 

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HUAN 5 
August 2000