Denmark Vesey, co-founder of the second largest African Methodist Episcopal Church in the nation, begins to plan a revolt with a few of his followers in Charleston, SC.
1821 (Aug 1)
Denmark Vesey, a popular local Black pastor recruits a few of his followers to devise a plan to revolt against Charleston slaveholders, liberate the enslaved, and sail to the Black republic of Haiti for refuge. Vesey held meetings at his home during religious classes to review the plans, often connecting their potential freedom to Biblical stories. The planned attempt would eventually be stopped before it even began the following year.