March 22 1816 Igbo-Jamaican Black River Slave Rebellion Plot Discovered King of The Igbos & 1000 Armed Igbo & African Maroons

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March 22 1816 Igbo-Jamaican Black River Slave Rebellion Plot Discovered King of The Igbos & 1000 Armed Igbo & African Maroons

The Black River Region of western Jamaica as many as a thousand Igbo & other African Ethnic groups plotted a general insurrection and elected King of Igbo  ( Eboes ) and two captains over 300 hundred Enslaved Africans swore blood oaths to join the rebellion but the plot was discovered! The king of the Igbo ( Eboes ) and of one of the captains were captured and at their trial were perfectly cool and unconcerned and did not even profess to deny the facts with which they were charged! At his execution this king of the Igbo ( Eboes ) in Western Jamaica declared that “ He left enough of his countrymen to prosecute the design in hand, and revenge his death upon the whites! The condemned captain escaped…

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