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.