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A Slave\’s Rebellion… the Denmark Vesey Story

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Denmark Vesey Monument Dedication – Unveiling Moment

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A Slave\’s Rebellion… the Denmark Vesey Story

Denmark Vesey, or Telemaque while enslaved, (1767 – July 2, 1822) was an African-American man who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States in 1822. He was enslaved in South Carolina. After purchasing his freedom, he planned an extensive slave rebellion. Word of the plans was leaked, and authorities arrested the plot’s leaders at Charleston, South Carolina, before theRead more…

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Denmark Vesey Monument Dedication – Unveiling Moment

Conclusion of the Ceremony ….
Hampton Park Terrace, Charleston, South Carolina just to the left of the large gazebo if entering from Rutledge Ave.
Denmark Vesey Monument Dedication started at High Noon in Hampton Park just left of the Main Gazebo.
DENMARK VESEY “Spirit of Freedom” MONUMENT UNVEILING February 15, 2014, 12:00 NOON at Hampton Park Near Gazebo, NE side of the Park,Read more…

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Denmark Vesey Monument Dedication – Hampton Park Pt. 1

Denmark Vesey Monument Dedication started at High Noon in Hampton Park just left of the Main Gazebo. It was a wonderful gathering… EXTREMELY EDUCATIONAL!!!
Denmark Vesey (born c. 1767, probably St. Thomas, Danish West Indies-died July 2, 1822, Charleston, S.C.), self-educated black man who planned the most extensive slave revolt in U.S. history (Charleston, 1822).
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