Sam 'Daddy' Sharpe is the man who inspired 60, 000 Africans to rise up against British slavemasters in Jamaica. At a time when Black people were killed just for learning to read,( forget phones and facebook) and not allowed to leave their plantation this achievement is incredible! How did he do it ? Who helped him. What was the effect ?
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The rebellion started off in December 1831 as general strike but carried on into 1832 as an armed uprising. The very next year, the British rushed through legislation to end slavery. Was it for fear that..if freedom was not granted soon on British terms, then it would be taken on African terms as was done in Haiti...?
Plus we cover:
White supremacy and its response to the Haitian revolution
Wilberforce and his racism
15 ways in which Africans resisted slavery apart from armed uprisings