23 MAY

BAPTIST DEACON SAMUEL SHARPE HUNG FOR LEADING JAMAICAN SLAVE STRIKE

23 May 1832 – The Jamaican Baptist deacon Samuel Sharpe is hung by the British for leading a slave strike. He is the last of 326 slaves to be executed for the dangerous precedent of refusing to follow orders by not returning to work after their Christmas leave.  (For more on the Jamaican Slave Revolt see 27 December.

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