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.
 Gallery (1)

 Timeline (2)
05/30/1822-House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
06/16/1822-Denmark Vesey leads slave rebellion in South Carolina 
Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
All material on this website © copyright 2009-20 by Colonial Sense, except where otherwise indicated.