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.