1839-02-24, Fielding, Resistance

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1839-02-24, Fielding, Resistance

Description

Fielding, an enslaved man owned by University of Virginia professor Charles Bonnycastle, intervened when two University of Virginia students, Franklin English and Madison McAfee, attempted to disperse a group of free Black people, including two people who were having a fight. Fielding attempted to prevent them from doing so, using both a stick and a stone. English and McAfee, along with several other University of Virginia students, beat Fielding severely (see related event). Fielding continued resisting and fighting back, as the crowd chased him to several different locations. The University of Virginia faculty committee took no action against the students involved.

Event Type

Resistance: Defense

Action Status

Completed

Date

February 24, 1839

Location

Location - Between Wertenbaker's and McKennie's, Charlottesville, VA

Source

March 2, 1839 Minutes of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

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