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1830-1847

1830
The first National Negro Convention meets in Philadelphia.

1831
William Lloyd Garrison publishes the first issue of the Liberator, his abolitionist newspaper.

Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion in Virginia; 60 whites and more than 200 blacks die. Turner is executed; southern states pass new security measures.

1833
The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded by the black and white abolitionists.

1834
Mobs riot against free blacks in Philadelphia and New York.

1838
Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery to New York City where he begins his career as a leading black abolitionist.

1847
Frederick Douglass begins publication of the "North Star" an antis-slavery newspaper.

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