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Anti-slavery Society Splits Over Women's Rights

American Anti-Slavery Society splits over the issue of the public involvement of women. Dissidents opposed to women having a formal role form the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

Clarkson Chairs Convention in London

Aged and venerable abolitionist Thomas Clarkson chairs the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London.

The Mystery Published

Martin Delany publishes The Mystery, the first Black-owned newspaper west of the Alleghenies and he later serves as co-editor of the Rochester North Star with Frederick Douglass.

Texas Forbids Unauthorized Trading

Texas forbids unauthorized trading with slaves and prohibits slaves from carrying weapons without written permission.

South Carolina Enacts Slave Code

South Carolina enacts a Black Code by which slaves are denied the rights to assemble, produce food, earn money, learn to read, and to possess any clothing but low-quality garments.

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