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Manumission

EVENT

Legally freed from slavery by the owner.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aesop
Author
c. 620 BC c. 560 BC Purported author of Fables
Richard Allen
Religion
14-Feb-1760 26-Mar-1831 Founder, African Episcopal Methodist Church
Anton Wilhelm Amo
Philosopher
1703 1784 First European-educated African philosopher
Joseph Cinqué
Activist
c. 1813 c. 1879 Led the Amistad slave rebellion
Epictetus
Philosopher
c. 55 AD c. 135 AD Stoic, wrote Encheiridion
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Author
1813 7-Mar-1897 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Military
20-May-1743 7-Apr-1803 Led the 1791 Slave Rebellion
James Armistead Lafayette
Spy
10-Dec-1748 9-Aug-1830 American spy during the Revolution
John R. Lynch
Politician
10-Sep-1847 2-Nov-1939 Congressman from Mississippi
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank
Juan de Pareja
Painter
c. 1606 1670 Velázquez's slave turned painter
Phaedrus
Author
c. 15 BC 50 AD Roman fabulist
Joseph Rainey
Politician
21-Jun-1832 1-Aug-1887 Congressman from South Carolina, 1870-79
Dred Scott
Victim
c. 1799 17-Sep-1858 Slave denied freedom by US Supreme Court
Robert Smalls
Politician
5-Apr-1839 23-Feb-1915 Slave elected to Congress from South Carolina
Terence
Playwright
c. 195 BC c. 159 BC Comic playwright of Ancient Rome
Josiah Walls
Politician
30-Dec-1842 15-May-1905 Congressman from Florida, 1871-76
Booker T. Washington
Educator
5-Apr-1856 14-Nov-1915 Founder, Tuskegee Institute
Phillis Wheatley
Poet
c. 1743 5-Dec-1784 First prominent African-American poet
George Henry White
Politician
18-Dec-1852 28-Dec-1918 Congressman from North Carolina, 1897-1901


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