One morning in September, 1739 a group of about 20 slaves met by the Stono River, in South Carolina, to start a rebellion they had been planning.
By nighttime the large group of rebelling slaves decided to rest. The Militia was getting closer and ready to fight.
They first went to a local ammunition store. They killed the owner and stole guns and ammunition to protect themselves.
The Militia confronted the rebellion 10 miles into their journey. A fight ensued and some slaves managed to escape. After escaping most were found and executed. Out of around 80 slaves in the rebellion, 44 were killed killed and 21 white people were killed. A result of the Stono Rebellion was the Negro Act which took away all rights from Slaves.
The groups goal was to march to Florida, in hope of being free. With the guns in hand they marched down the main road in Saint Paul's Parish, South Carolina. They had signs saying 'Liberty' and they sang and beat drums. The group was led by a slave named Jemmy.
More slaves came to fight and the group started fighting the slave masters and their families. The rebellion set fire to homes and business' and killed slave owners and their families. Some slaves felt pressure to join and be violent. The group spared some people depending on how nice they were.