The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6

Jun 12, 2021

Enslaved people resisted their condition in a range of different ways. Oftentimes those ways were small and personal.

There were also times when that resistance took on larger, more dramatic forms, like with slave uprisings and rebellions.

Today, we’ll learn about the Stono Rebellion, which was an uprising led by enslaved people in South Carolina in 1784.

We’ll also talk about ways that enslaved people resisted in general and methods like enforced illiteracy used by those who sought to keep people in bondage.

Note from Among the Fray: Now that we have finished European History, we will be watching Crash Course’s Black American History series. An episode – in chronological order of course – will be posted with the morning news everyday.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X, O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom (1964)

Published by amongthefray

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