2 October 2006 | arce97
Men like Denmark, cannot and should not, ever be forgotten!
deleted, edited, erased, etc.,! If (negative) history is not to be repeated... it must not be forgot! *
Steve M. Arce Semper Fidelis...
*The Vesey rebellion Perhaps inspired by the revolutionary spirit and actions of slaves in Saint Domingue (known today as the Haitian Revolution), Vesey is alleged to have planned what would have been the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history. His insurrection, which was to take place on Bastille Day, July 14, 1822, became known by about 9,000 slaves and throughout Charleston. The plan called for Vesey and his group of slaves and free blacks to take over the city of Charleston and by some accounts to inflict atrocities and killings on the local white population. After the rebellion was to have taken place, Vesey and his followers planned on fleeing to Haiti to escape retaliation. The plot was leaked by two slaves opposed to Vesey's movement, and 131 people were charged with conspiracy by Charleston authorities. In total, 67 men were convicted and 35 hanged, including Denmark Vesey.
One of his sons, Sandy Vesey, was transported, probably to Cuba, and his last wife, Susan, later emigrated to Liberia. Another son, Robert Vesey, survived to rebuild the city's AME Church in 1865.