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The governor launched an attack on the free blacks and slaves of Puerto Rico. On this occasion, he issued the Bando Contra La Raza Negra [Decree against the (Black) Race]. This was a repressive and punitive decree that made no distinction between free Africans and slaves. It was enough merely to be a descendant of Africans to be included in the stipulations of the decree. According to Article I, any offence in which members of the African race, free or enslaved, were involved, would be tried and punished by a military court.

Article II reaffirmed the superiority before the law of the White person over the Black person when it pointed out that any African taking up arms against whites “even if the aggression were justified,” would, if he were a slave, be executed, and if free, would have his right hand cut off.

- Baralt, Guillermo A.. “The Bando Contra a Raza Negra and the 1848 Slave Conspiracy in Ponce.” Slave revolts in Puerto Rico: slave conspiracies and unrest in Puerto Rico, 1795-1873. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener ;, 2008. 104-105. Print. (via gelopanda)
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HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH…


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10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn’t Learn About In History class

By Kathleen / whizzpast.com
We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons of women that have participated in revolutions throughout history, with many of them playing crucial roles. They may come from different points on the political spectrum, with some armed with weapons and some armed with nothing but a pen, but all fought hard for something that they believed in.
Let’s take a look at 10 of these female revolutionaries from all over the world that you probably won’t ever see plastered across a college student’s T-shirt.
[Continue reading article and see list of women revolutionaries at Films for Action.]