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Liberty Party Holds First National Convention

In Albany, New York, a committed political action group called the Liberty Party holds its first National Convention in the name of abolition.

Africans Board Amistad and Commit Mutiny

Africans aboard the Spanish slave ship, Amistad, commit mutiny. When the ship lands off the coast of Long Island, the slaves plea for freedom in court.

Liberty Party Promotes Anti-Slavery Action

Abolitionists form the Liberty Party to promote political action against slavery.

Pope Condemns Slave Trade

Pope Gregory XVI condemned slavery and the slave trade.

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