Virginia Passes Restrictive Laws
The State of Virginia forbids blacks and slaves from bearing arms, prohibits blacks from congregating in large numbers, and mandates harsh punishment for slaves who assault Christians or attempt escape.
The Anglican Morgan Godwin publishes The Negro’s and Indians advocate, suing for their admission into the Church (London, 1680).
Exclusion Bill Defeated in Lords
The second Exclusion Parliament met: the Exclusion Bill was defeated in the Lords.