And how they took for themselves life’s essentials, from food to clothing, which they consumed, shared, traded and sold.
And while rebellion sought total liberation from slavery, most forms of resistance strove for something much less, for making life a bit more bearable until the Day of Jubilee finally arrived.
Regardless of form or function, resistance was never-ending.
Along the way, he intended to recruit fellow enslaved people and was willing to kill anyone who dared to stop them.
And to invoke the spirit of the American Revolution, as well as to call out the hypocrisy of American revolutionaries who refused to abolish slavery, he planned to carry a banner that read “Death or Liberty.” But Gabriel’s bold bid to secure his freedom and spark a rebellion that would spread throughout the slaveholding South ended before it could really begin.