||Philadelphia is the
site of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional
that all black children born slaves will be freed at age 28.
abolition through gradual emancipation acts.
||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.
establishes the AME Church in Philadelphia. Philadelphia
then flourishes as a center of the free black community and
||James Forten leads a
protest meeting of 3,000 blacks in Philadelphia against
||Garrison and 60 other
delegates, form the American Anti-Slavery Society in
anti-abolitionist rioting, a white destroys 45 homes in
Philadelphia's black community.
Convention of American Women is cut short by a mob which stones
members of the convention and sets fire to Pennsylvania