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Sebastián Lemba: The Runaway Slave Who Led a 15-Year Rebellion Against Spanish Colonial Rule in 16th Century Dominican Republic

Sebastián Lemba was a brave and fearless leader who led a rebellion against Spanish colonial rule on the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) during the 1540s.

Davy the Maroon: The Jamaican Slave Catcher Who Made a Living Chasing Runaway Slaves

Captain Davy was an eighteenth-century Maroon officer who gained notoriety by killing Coromantee Tacky (chief) of the tribe, the leader of Tacky's Revolt, the most dangerous slave rebellion in eighteenth-century Jamaica.

Tacky’s War: The Brutal Slave Rebellion that Shook the British Empire in the 18th Century

Tacky's Rebellion began on April 7, 1760, on the frontier of St. Mary Parish in Jamaica. Tacky and a group of followers, consisting of both men and women, organized a coordinated attack on several plantations, killing overseers and other white colonists, and freeing enslaved people.

The Easter Plot of 1802: The Foiled Slave Rebellion That Shook Virginia

The Sanchos rebellion, also known as the Easter Plot of 1802, was a significant event in the history of Virginia. It was a planned slave rebellion that was foiled before it could be executed, and it had a profound impact on the politics and society of the state.

Aqualtune: The Angolan Princess Who Led a Resistance Against Portuguese Colonizers in the 17th Century

Princess Aqualtune was a brave and powerful Angolan princess who fought against Portuguese colonizers and later escaped slavery to lead a resistance movement in Brazil in the 17th century.

Chief Mkwawa: the Tanzanian Chief Who Led a Fierce Rebellion Against German Colonial Forces in the Late 19th Century

Chief Mkwawa was a warrior and leader of the Hehe people, a tribe located in present-day Tanzania. He is known for his resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

The Aba Women’s Riot of 1929: A Story of Bravery and Resistance Against British Oppression

The Aba Women's Protests were a series of protests led by a group of women who were fed up with the harsh treatment and unnecessary taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.

The Stono Rebellion: How Enslaved Africans Led the Largest Slave Rebellion in South Carolina in 1739

The Stono Rebellion was an uprising of enslaved Africans who were likely from the Central African Kingdom of Kongo that took place in the colony of South Carolina in September 1739

La Mulâtresse Solitude: the Pregnant Heroine Who Fought Against the Reintroduction of Slavery in Guadeloupe in 1802

La Mulâtresse Solitude was a former slave and one of the heroine of Guadeloupe who rebelled against the re-establishment of slavery in Guadeloupe while she was pregnant.

The Christmas Rebellion of 1831: The Story of the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt

The Christmas Rebellion, also known as the Baptist War, was a slave revolt that took place in Jamaica in 1831. It is one of the largest and most significant slave revolts in history
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Buck Breaking: How Slave Masters Used Rape to Emasculate Enslaved African Men

Buck breaking is said to have originated during the Atlantic slave trade, primarily in the Caribbean. It emerged as a means of punishment for rebellious african male slaves, intended to crush their spirits and prevent future resistance