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1767 ca1822, Jul 2
a literate, skilled carpenter and leader among African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. He is notable as the accused and convicted ringleader of "the rising," a major potential slave revolt planned for the city in June 1822; he was executed. Likely born into slavery in St. Thomas, he served a master in Bermuda for some time before being brought to Charleston, where he gained his freedom.
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05/30/1822-House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
06/16/1822-Denmark Vesey leads slave rebellion in South Carolina 
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