Madison Washington: Instigated Most Successful Slave Revolt in U.S. History

2 Posted by - January 19, 2018 - BLACK MEN, LATEST POSTS, SLAVERY

Madison Washington was an American cook who started a slave revolt in 1841 on board the brig Creole. The ship was transporting over 130 slaves from Virginia to sell in New Orleans, as part of the coastwise slave trade. Although the Creole was a domestic ship, the Black men and women on board suffered conditions to those of the international slave ships, such as indiscriminate cruelty, sexual abuse and physical deprivation.

On the night of November 7, 1841, Washington led over a dozen of his fellow slaves into rebellion; they killed one of the slave traders on board and wounded the crew. The slaves were kept in a forward hold and when a grate was lifted, Washington overtook the deck. The slaves took control of the Creole and commanded that it be sailed to Nassau, which was under British control at the time; slavery had been abolished in Great Britain since 1839.

The Americans protested, but the British declared the slaves to be free under their law and refused the demands that they be returned. The British took Washington and his conspirators into custody. Because of the death of the slave trader, the governor of the Bahamas could not let the men go free. Washington and his compatriots in the revolt were detained while the rest were allowed to live as free people.

A special session of the Admiralty Court heard the case, ruled in favor of the men, and freed them in April 1842. The remaining 116 slaves had achieved freedom immediately in the preceding fall; five had remained on the ship and chose to return to slavery in the United States. As 128 slaves were freed due to this revolt, it is considered the most successful in United States history.

Madison-Washington

sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Washington

The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship by George Hendrick

26 Comments

  • Daniel Smalls September 7, 2016 - 6:13 pm Reply

    Five wanted to return to slavery , brainwashed and fear is what caused that

  • Napti September 17, 2016 - 5:36 pm Reply

    The brave men and women who resisted slavery are mere footnotes in most history books . We have always had to fight on every level.

  • Jeffrey Bordeaux June 8, 2017 - 11:16 am Reply

    Even then some chose to return to slavery. Unfortunately Uncle Toms are a part of American History

    • Jenn August 7, 2017 - 10:57 am Reply

      I would like to believe the 5 that returned done so because their loved ones were still here. Sometimes we do what seems to be utterly ridiculous in order to protect pur families

    • Moghi Grukiopa August 17, 2017 - 1:37 am Reply

      First of, please stop saying uncle Tom, because he was never a sell out, the Beast made you believe that, because he told, showed the/ his people who were enslaved, how to escape, but the real sell out is Sambo, who went to massa, when massa tried to figure out, where are the slaves missing to, Sambo told for money on uncle Tom. Do me a favor and find the book, you have been miseducated. Uncle Tom was for his people, that house sell out bigger Sambo was not. The crakka wanted you to blame a good man, and kept that little Sambo house bigger secret. So you can hate the wrong man, a good man.

  • Ricardo Parson June 8, 2017 - 4:59 pm Reply

    Slavery on a physical and mental level has caused a domino effect on black people for generations. I believe that black people biggest problem is that we don’t have our own identity. Other races and nationalities have a flag, language, customs,etc. What do we have to identify with that is genuinely ours?

  • Championshipp June 9, 2017 - 9:40 am Reply

    Although this article is admirable the source is from Wikipedia, which I call into question.

  • […] (Scott T. Moncrieff & Eye’s) new album, ((((FACTS))))) narrated from the perspective of Madison Washington & the Abolitionists. […]

  • gamefly free trial May 3, 2019 - 6:22 am Reply

    Everything is very open with a clear clarification of the challenges.

    It was truly informative. Your site is extremely helpful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  • minecraft free download May 8, 2019 - 3:06 pm Reply

    I’m curious to find out what blog system you have
    been using? I’m having some small security issues with my latest website and I
    would like to find something more secure. Do
    you have any solutions?

  • Lift Gold May 12, 2019 - 12:02 am Reply

    Eu estou ido para dizer meu irmãozinho, que ele também deve
    ir para ver isto weblog em base regular para tomar atualizado a
    partir mais up-to-date notícias .

  • Clara May 12, 2019 - 11:59 am Reply

    5.3 A retirada do Brasil da Emenda das Nações.

  • Ofício da Tranquilidade Comunicação Brasileira a Cardiologia.

  • minecraft free May 13, 2019 - 9:09 pm Reply

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and
    sources back to your webpage? My website is in the very same niche as yours and
    my users would truly benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this okay with you. Thank you!

  • Pedro Gabriel May 17, 2019 - 1:27 am Reply

    DIABO- Aí egoísmo ante ela ordem com o objetivo de Inferno.

  • how to get help in windows 10 May 21, 2019 - 12:56 am Reply

    It’s great that you are getting ideas from this article as
    well as from our dialogue made here.

  • gamefly free trial May 29, 2019 - 7:10 am Reply

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever
    run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My site has a lot of unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all
    over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any methods
    to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d truly
    appreciate it.

  • gamefly free trial June 2, 2019 - 10:19 am Reply

    I am really grateful to the holder of this
    site who has shared this impressive post at at this place.

  • gamefly free trial June 2, 2019 - 10:21 pm Reply

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is excellent, as well as the content!

  • Bovenaan in Google June 6, 2019 - 4:03 am Reply

    I simply had to say thanks yet again. I do not know the things I would have made to happen in the absence of those ways contributed by you relating to such a theme. It previously was a real terrifying circumstance in my circumstances, but noticing your specialized fashion you processed the issue forced me to jump with gladness. I’m happy for your information and then believe you comprehend what a powerful job that you’re getting into educating some other people through the use of a web site. I know that you have never come across any of us.

  • gamefly free trial June 6, 2019 - 7:17 am Reply

    Very rapidly this website will be famous among all blogging and site-building people, due to it’s pleasant articles or reviews

  • gamefly free trial June 8, 2019 - 12:52 am Reply

    fantastic points altogether, you just won a brand new reader.
    What might you recommend in regards to your put up that you made some days ago?
    Any sure?

  • ps4 best games ever made 2019 June 12, 2019 - 2:25 am Reply

    I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet visitors, its really really fastidious paragraph on building up new web site.

  • Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted
    to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts.

    After all I will be subscribing on your feed and I’m hoping you
    write again very soon!

  • noob vs pro vs hacker vs god June 17, 2019 - 3:26 am Reply

    Hey, yahoo lead me here, keep up great work.

  • FrankMab June 17, 2019 - 6:35 pm Reply

    Results the actual weekend’s fixtures

    Action coming from your Cairns and District Rugby League (CDRL) Match between Cairns bros and the Tully Tigers, Held at Stan Williams toy store, Manunda. Brothers’ Reign Moyle crosses the line to score a try. photography: BRENDAN RADKESource:News Corp aussie

    CDRL 2019 past 3, April 13 14

    ATHERTON 26 (Mai Mani 2, Jermaine pedro, Blake Taylor, Ned Blackman tries; Ty Grogan 3 goals) outl INNISFAIL [url=https://twitter.com/charmdate]charmdate.com[/url] 12 (james Koraba, Lata Fakalelu presents a threat; Aaron Jolley 2 your goals) At Callendar store, Innisfail

    EDMONTON 26 (Horace Richards 2, Samuel Pau, Terrence Newman, Wade Smith presents a threat; Sterling Amber 3 goals and objectives) def KANGAROOS 18 (Bradley Stephen, Jubei Doi, Cody Gibson, Dru Hetet attempts; Ty Millard goal) At Petersen schoolyard, Edmonton

    record: Storm hits with wonder fury

    MAREEBA 22 (Jayden Edwards 2, Trent Barnard, Kurt jackson tries; Jayden Edwards 3 goals) Def and surrounding suburbs 20 (Cephas Chinfat, Chad Henley, richard Joinbee, Kody Oliver makes an attempt, Cephas Chinfat 2 plan) At Davies theme park, Mareeba

    bros 54 (Quinlyn canon 3, rein Moyle 2, Terrence Casey Douglas, tanker Lewis, philip Turrandidge, Kienan Grogan Hayes, Brayden Grogan attempts; Evan Child 9 reasons) def TULLY 8 (Cameron Vecchio make an effort; Phil Nona idea) At Stan Williams esplanade, Manunda

    report: Cannon fires in big bros win

    shot GALLERY: CDRL about 3, friends v Tully

    YARRABAH 42 (Gundyl Costello 3, Jayden Kynuna, Menmuny Murgha, Fenton Murgha, Rodrick Duncan, Ashton [url=http://antiscam.chnlovereview.com/on-charmingdate-scam/]charmdate review[/url] Schrieber aims; Jayden Kynuna 3, Bert Harris 2 aims) Def MOSSMAN town DOUGLAS 32 (Gabriel Stephens, jason Fourmile, Noel Underwood, Samuki Gaidan, [url=https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/charmdate]charmdate review[/url] Jimmito Harris, Coleridge Dabah presents a threat; Mareko Daniels 3, Coleridge Dabah hopes) At Jilara oval, Yarrabah.

  • Leave a reply