Slavery as an institution in the Americas was chattel based and race based. Created by Europeans. First the Iberians like Portugal and Spain, followed by the West. To put things in contrast I will post this along: It was the Haitian revolution that ended slavery and gave amnesty to former enslaved Africans and the oppressed in general. Btw, did I mention that Candace is f'd up in the head? Oh, and Sclavus comes from Byzantine Greek sklabos (pronounced sklävōs) "Slav" hence "slave". "One of the first was the celebration of Haiti becoming the first Black republic in the Americas on January 1, 1804, after the Haitian Revolution. But one of the earliest freedom celebrations connected to slavery in United States began after the ending of the transatlantic slave trade on January 1, 1808." The Meaning of Juneteenth "The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the largest and most successful slave rebellionin the Western Hemisphere. Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony." Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) • Global African History • At this point this bedwench c00n babble is becoming dangerous.