the first colony to recognize slavery as a legal institution.
Massachusetts Bay Colony declares two Africans free and orders their return to
Africa at public expense.
|| Crispus Attucks
is killed in the Boston Massacre.
||Black Patriot, Peter
Salem, fights as Lexington and Concord.
||Under a new state
constitution, Elizabeth Freeman wins her suit for
||The Quock Walker
decision ends legalized slavery in Massachusetts.
||By this time, in the
original 7 free states, slavery has been or is gradually being
outlawed: Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.
||A mob drags Garrison
though Boston's streets and nearly lynches him before
authorities remove him to a city jail for his own
||When Anthony Burns,
an escaped slave, is captured under the Fugitive Slave law in
Boston, a huge protest ensues.