Thursday, June 18, 2015

Terrorist targeted historic SC church on 193rd anniversary of thwarted slave revolt planned by its founder #CharlestonShooting


Image via Sam Livingston

The black South Carolina church where a white terrorist gunned down nine worshipers was burned down nearly 200 years ago as part of a seminal event in United States history.
 
Denmark Vesey and five slaves were hanged in July 1822 for allegedly plotting a revolt that authorities at the time claimed would have involved thousands of slaves in Charleston and at nearby plantations.

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