View Amendment Current Amendment: 22 to Bill 5183

Reps. KING and MCDANIEL propose the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\SA\5183C089.JN.SA22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 59-29-620(D), by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( ) the historical fact that in 1739 the Stono Rebellion occurred. Although enslaved people have periodically fought back, this was the first large-scale rebellion. Roughly 100 enslaved Africans, led by 'Jemmy,' capture firearms about 20 miles south of Charles Town, and attempted to rally more people to join them. They planned to fight their way to St. Augustine where the Spanish promised freedom. They accidentally ran into a group of whites led by the Lt. Governor of the state, who alerts white authorities before the group has time to grow into an overwhelming force. The revolt is forcefully put down and some sixty of the rebels were executed. /