Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 to the "A Thanksgiving Sermon"

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  • Absalom Jones was born

    Absalom Jones was born
    Absalom Jones was a former slave who bought his own freedom in 1784 and became a religious leader for African Americans in the Philly area. He wrote the Petition of the People of Colour on December 30, 1799 in protest of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. The original portrait is found at the Delaware Art Museum and painted by Raphaelle Peale in 1810. Not many portraits of African Americans were painted in the 19th century proving Jones high influence.
  • Mason Dixon Line was Established

    Mason Dixon Line was Established
    The Mason Dixon line, established on October 18, 1767, not only divided the south from the north with a nonphysical line, but also established which states were free states and which were slave states.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1793

    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 enabled slave owners to look for and take back slaves that ran away in the borders of free states. It also forced anyone who knew of a runaway slave to return said slave to their master.
  • "Petition of the People of Colour" was created

    "Petition of the People of Colour" was created
    The Petition of the People of Colour is an actual petition created by Absalom Jones on December 30, 1799 in reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. The petition stated that the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 is unfair to both free black men and enslaved blacks because free ones could be mistaken for runaway slaves resulting in being returned to slavery. Even with 72 signatures on the petition, it was lost in debate and never brought up again.
    Scan from: National Archives Pieces of History
  • "A Thanksgiving Sermon" was published by Absalom Jones

    "Thanksgiving Sermon" was given by Absalom Jones on 1/1/1808 in celebration of the African Slave Trade officially ending. The documentation to end the slave trade was made 20 years ago; however, a component of the Constitution allowed the trade to continue. The sermon entailed making January 1 a "publick thanksgiving" which will serve as a teaching for everyone to remember and learn about the struggle Blacks had to go through being dragged from Africa and made into slaves. http://bit.ly/2jv9kg7