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1790-1807

1790
Benjamin Banneker is appointed by George Washington to the District of Columbia Commission, where he works on the survey of Washington, D.C.

1793
Congress passes the first Fugitive Slave Act making it a crime to harbour an escaped slave or to interfere with his or her arrest.

1794
Richard Allen founds the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.

1800
Gabriel Prosser is captured and hung after his planned slave rebellion in Virginia was betrayed and thwarted.

1804
Ohio passes "black laws" restricting the immigration and rights of African-Americans. Other western states follow suit.

1807
Congress forbids the importation of slaves into the United States.

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