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Denmark Vessey, the leader of a historic slave rebellion was a founding member of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Wednesday’s tragic shooting has thrusted Denmark Vesey back into the national spotlight as many noted that the shooting described as a hate crime took place nearly 200 years after Vesey unsuccessfully tried to organize what would have been the largest slave revolt in American history. It was a struggle that later resulted in the historic South Carolina church being razed by angry white men.

via Black Then | Remembering The Forgotten: Denmark Vesey, The Charleston Church Founder Who Was A Slave Rebellion Leader.

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