Discover the African Diaspora through Dash's eyes

18th November 2013

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1) Former enslaved people in Puerto RIco

2) Indemnity bond paid as compensation to former owners of freed slaves 

Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico

Leaders of the Puerto Rican abolitionist movement, including José Julián Acosta, Francisco Mariano Quiñones, Julio L. de Vizcarrondo, Ramón Emeterio Betances and Segundo Ruiz Belvis, waged a long struggle to end slavery on the island. On March 22, 1873, the Spanish National Assembly finally abolished slavery in Puerto Rico. The owners were compensated with 35 million pesetas per slave, and slaves were required to continue working for three more years.

SOURCE: http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/slaves.html

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