Item List

13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution prohibits slavery in the United States

1619

First Africans arrive in Virginia

Pennsylvania Historical Marker in Philadelphia

1775

Anthony Benezet and the Society for the Relief of Free Negros Unlawfully Held in Bondage

Pennsylvania Historical Marker in Philadelphia

1787

Benjamin Franklin, President of the Pennsylvania Anti -Slavery Society

Eli Whitney

1793

Eli Whitney, Inventor of the Cotton Gin

1808

The importation of slaves is prohibited in the United States by an act of Congress

1817

Creation of the American Colonization Society

1827

The American Anti-Slavery Convention in Philadelphia

1831

The first issue of The Liberator is published.

1833

The Anti-Colonization Society

1854

The Dredd Scott Decision

1859

John Brown raided the United States Arsenal at Harper's Ferry