Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African-American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a slave revolt with the intent to lay siege on Charleston, South Carolina. The plot is discovered, and Vesey and 34 coconspirators are hanged.
Baltimore artist Stephen Towns lands career-making solo show at Baltimore Museum of Art
Stephen Towns' ravishing quilts inspired by the Nat Turner rebellion are showcased in a new show at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Supporters such as museum director Christopher Bedford predict a bright career for the local, well-liked artist.