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Timeline: 1831-1850

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NAT TURNER REVOLT IN VIRGINIA
 
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON BEGINS THE LIBERATOR
 
NEW ENGLAND ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY ESTABLISHED
 
LOUISIANA PRESENTS RESOLUTION REQUESTING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ARRANGE WITH MEXICO TO RETURN FREEDOM SEEKERS TO LOUISIANA
 
LUCIE AND THORNTON BLACKBURN RESCUE IN LOUISVILLE
 
ANTISLAVERY SOCIETY FOUNDED IN PHILADELPHIA
 

BRITISH PARLIAMENT ABOLISHES SLAVERY IN THE EMPIRE
 
ORGANIZATION OF NEW YORK VIGILANCE COMMITTEE LED BY DAVID RUGGLES
 
ANTI-ABOLITION RIOTS IN MAJOR NORTHEAST CITIES
 
GAG RULE IN CONGRESS BARS DISCUSSION OR ACTION ON ANTISLAVERY
 
ELIJAH LOVEJOY MURDER IN ILLINOIS
 
HENRY BIBB ESCAPES FROM KENTUCKY
 
ARREST OF CONDUCTOR LEONARD GRIMES IN VIRGINIA
 

AMISTAD AFFAIR
 
NATIONAL ANTISLAVERY STANDARD NEWSPAPER BEGINS PUBLICATION
 
CREOLE SLAVE REVOLT AT SEA
 
SUPREME COURT CASE PRIGG V. PENNSYLVANIA
 
PERSONAL LIBERTY LAWS ENACTED
 
GEORGE LATIMER ARRESTED IN BOSTON
 
CAROLINE QUARLES ESCAPES FROM ST. LOUIS THROUGH WISCONSIN
 
IN NEW YORK ISABELLA BECOMES SOJOURNER TRUTH
 
CAPTURE AND BRANDING OF CAPTAIN JONATHAN WALKER IN FLORIDA
 
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS PUBLISHED
 
PARDON OF CONDUCTOR DELIA WEBSTER IN KENTUCKY
 
JOHN PARKER GAINS FREEDOM IN ALABAMA
 
KIDNAPPING OF KITTY PAYNE FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO VIRGINIA
 
ANNEXATION OF TEXAS
 
PHILDELPHIA VIGILANCE COMMITTEE STARTED UNDER ROBERT PURVIS AND DANIEL PAYNE
 
LEWIS HAYDEN LEADS BOSTON VIGILANCE COMMITTEE
 
ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN VIRGIN ISLANDS
 
MARTYRDOM OF REV. CHARLES TORREY IN MARYLAND PRISON
 
PUBLICATION OF NORTH STAR BEGINS IN ROCHESTER
 
PEARL AFFAIR IN WASHINGTON, DC
 
WILLIAM AND ELLEN CRAFT ESCAPE FROM GEORGIA
 
THOMAS GARRETT CONVICTED IN DELAWARE FOR HELPING FREEDOM SEEKERS
 
HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPES FROM MARYLAND
 
BUXTON, CANADA, FOUNDED
 
HENRY "BOX" BROWN MAILED FROM RICHMOND
 
FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT

SHADRACH MINKINS RESCUE IN BOSTON
 
300 SEMINOLES AND BLACKS IN TEXAS HEAD TO MEXICO INSPIRING OTHERS