Revolutions & Uprisings of Enslaved Africans/Blacks

  • Santa Maria, Columbia, 1530
  • Afro-Peruvian Slave Revolts, Lima, Peru throughout 1540s
  • Tofeme, Colombia, 1545
  • Bayano, also known as Ballano or Vaino led rebellions, Darien Province, Panama, 1552
  • Uprisings in Vilcabamba, Peru, 1602
  • Benkos Bioho and the Cimarrones Rebellion, Cartegena, Columbia circa 1603
  • Gaspar Yanga (Nyanga) Resistance, Veracruz, Mexico 1570 (successfully took over Spanish town in 1609)
  • Plot to Revolt in Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1790
  • Revolt at the Palenque, Castillo in Popayán, Columbia, 1732
  • Stono Rebellion, South Carolina, 1739
  • Quilombos of Brazil (runaway slave settlements) were numerous. The most famous is that of Palmares
  • The New York City Conspiracy of 1741
  • Cimarones of Carabayllo, Peru, 1763-64
  • Haitian Revolution, Bwa Kayiman, 1791
  • Aguadilla Uprising, Puerto Rico, 1795
  • Gabriel Prosser’s Conspiracy, South Carolina, 1800
  • German Coast Uprising, Louisiana 1811
  • Insurrection at Ycuamandiyú, Paraguay, 1812
  • Fisherfolk at the Harbor Rebellion, Bahia, Brazil, 1814
  • Denmark Vessey Revolt, Virginia, 1822
  • Demerara-Berbice insurrection, British Guyana 1823
  • Nat Turner’s Rebellion, Virginia, 1831
  • Christmas Insurrection, Jamaica, 1831
  • Malê Muslim revolt (during Ramadan), Bahia, Brazil, 1835
  • Black Seminole revolt (led by John Horse), Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana 1836
  • La Escalera Underground Rebel Movement, Cuba 1841-44
  • Enslaved walk off plantations in Guadeloupe and Martinique, 1848
  • Slave insurrection, St. Croix, 1848
  • Grito de Lares, Puerto Rico, 1868
  • Revolt Against the British Colonization efforts of Mashonaland and Matebeleland, Zimbabwe 1896