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Liberia Founded

Liberia is founded as a colony for blacks fleeing America.

Denmark Vesey Plans Slave Revolt

Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a slave revolt with the intent to lay siege on Charleston, South Carolina. The plot is discovered, and Vesey and 34 co-conspirators are hanged. Others are sold out of the state.

Philadelphia Opens Segregated Public Schools

Segregated public schools for blacks open in Philadelphia.

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