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The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed | An Online Reference Guide to African American History by Professor Quintard Taylor, University of Washington

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African American History Timeline: 1701-1800

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African Americans in the West Timeline

 

Year Events SubjectCountryStateEra

1702 The New York Assembly enacts a law which prohibits enslaved Africans from testifying against whites or gathering in groups larger than three on public streets. 1702 Slave Laws

United States

New York

1701-1800

1704 French colonist Elias Neau opens a school for enslaved African Americans in New York City. 01-01 Black Education

Colonial America

New York

1701-1800

1705 The Colonial Virginia Assembly defined as slaves all servants brought into the colony who were not Christians in their original countries as well as Indians sold to the colonists by other Native Americans. 1705 Slave Laws

United States

Virginia

1701-1800

1708 Africans in South Carolina outnumber Europeans, making it the first English colony with a black majority. 01-01 Black Population

Colonial America

South Carolina

1701-1800

1711 Great Britain"s Queen Anne overrules a Pennsylvania colonial law prohibiting slavery. 01-01 Colonial Slavery

Colonial America

Pennsylvania

1701-1800

1711 A public slave market opens in New York City at the east end of Wall Street. 1711 The Slave Trade

United States

New York

1701-1800

1712 The New York City slave revolt begins on April 6. Nine whites are killed and an unknown number of blacks die in the uprising. Colonial authorities execute 21 slaves and six commit suicide. 01-01 Resistance to Enslavement

Colonial America

New York

1701-1800

1712 New York City enacts an ordinance that prevents free blacks from inheriting land. 1712 Racial Restrictions

United States

New York

1701-1800

1713 England secures the exclusive right to transport slaves to the Spanish colonies in America. 01-01 Colonial Slavery

Colonial America

n. a.

1701-1800

1716

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