Reblogged from posttragicmulatto
Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History
The story of John Horse and the Black Seminoles has been largely untold, but they deserve to be remembered for a number of reasons:
- They created the largest haven in the U.S. South for runaway slaves.
- They led the largest slave revolt in U.S. history.
- They secured the only emancipation of rebellious slaves prior to the U.S. Civil War.
- The formed the largest mass exodus of slaves across the United States and, ultimately, to Mexico.
Never to be found in your history textbooks.
If we follow the history taught in American schools we’d believe that blacks remained submissive and good negros all throughout slavery…and never acted on the natural human instinct to fight oppression