Black Slavery History Facts

Captured slaves in Africa
Captured Slaves

Black Slavery Introduction

On December 6th of 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted officially abolishing slavery in the United States. Of course this came nowhere close to ending the suffering, mistreatment, and suppression of the civil rights of African Americans but was in fact a very important event in black history. Now that freedom had been officially declared for all blacks the struggle to insure that freedom and earn civil rights could begin. On this page you will find a list of interesting black slavery history facts; a history that began in the early 1600s and culminated with the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865. Both kids and adults alike should find this information interesting; information including who the first slaves were, why slavery was so important to the southern states, and how blacks fought for their freedom.

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Interesting Black Slavery History Facts