March 25 is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The gruesome journey claimed the lives of millions of Africans and led the survivors to an oppressive world of chattel slavery. Many died, but others chose to rebel against their masters by running away or killing them. Rapper J. Cole’s latest music video, "G.O.M.D," takes the viewer back into the antebellum South as he plays a house slave who leads a revolt on a plantation. BET.com takes a look at real-life slave rebellions.
On March 25 of every year, the United Nations observes International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The day honors the lives of those who died as a result of slavery or experienced the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade.