Famous African American Slaves Who Fought Against Their Circumstances

The African Americans have been one of the most oppressed communities in the world. People of African American descent have been subjected to slavery, racial discrimination and other forms of cruelty for several decades. At the time of the great American Civil War, there were around 11 slave states in the United States, which revolted against the majority (confederates). The recently released Hollywood blockbuster ‘Django Unchained’ accurately portrayed the sorry state of affairs in the United States years ago. The movie was brutally honest about how African American slaves were tortured by White aristocrats. Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, eminent scientists George Washington Carver and writer Anna J Cooper were a few slaves who are famous across the world even today. While Carver fought against his misfortune and went on to become a renowned botanist, Anna J Cooper rose to the status of a great writer. Nat Turner is an unsung hero of the uprising of the blacks against whites. Turner led a revolt in 1831, which resulted in the death of 55 fair skinned people. Although Frederick Douglass was born a slave, he became a social reformer and a great orator during his adulthood. There are numerous such individuals who have fought tooth and nail against the atrocities committed against African Americans. For those of you who don’t know the names of famous African American slaves, this list should help. Many of these individuals are responsible for the freedom that people of this community are enjoying today.

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 1 Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919

 2 Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti Slavery Activist
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Igboland
Died: March 31, 1797

 3 Carter Woodson

Carter Woodson
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia, United States
Died: April 3, 1950

 4 Henry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: March 21, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 26, 1940

 5 Blind Tom Wiggins

Blind Tom Wiggins
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Music Performer
Birthdate: May 25, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harris County, Georgia, United States
Died: June 14, 1908

 6 George Moses Horton

George Moses Horton
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1798 AD
Birthplace: Northampton, North Carolina
Died: 1884 AD