10 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools – Part 2

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This list is the second part in a series of Black Uprisings against European and Arab Oppression. The first list in the series “15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools” may be found here.

 

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1842 Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation

In 1842, the largest assembly of escaped enslaved Africans ripped through the Cherokee Nation, where in present day is called the midwestern United States.

November 15, 1842, a group of enslaved Blacks owned by the Cherokee Indians escaped and tried to reach Mexico–where slavery had been abolished. During their migration to Mexico, the revolutionaries had threatened the security of established labor forces. A militia was formed to capture the run-a-ways.  The enslaved Blacks, who were on the run, were able to overtake members of the militia and kill them.

Even though these enslaved Africans-Americans never made it to Mexico, the revolution inspired subsequent slave rebellions throughout all of North America.

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