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May 10, 1740 -- South Carolina Passes Negro Act of 1740

On May 10, 1740, the South Carolina Assembly enacted the “Bill for the better ordering and governing of Negroes and other slaves in this province,” also known as the Negro Act of 1740. 268 more words


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1739: The Stono Rebellion begins. Sometimes called Cato’s Conspiracy or Cato’s Rebellion, it was a slave revolt outside Charleston, South Carolina. Although the revolting slaves were called Angolan at the time, they were Catholics who spoke Portuguese and were therefore more likely originally from the Kingdom of Kongo, in west Central Africa. 523 more words