1. April, 1808. Enslaved africans were forbidden to attend church - in case they rebelled, and so the chapel doors were guarded by day, to admit only free persons into the house of prayer, and the poor slaves were sent back, some of them piteously exclaiming, “Massa, me no fe go to heaven now!”
2. April 22, 1824. The death of Thomas Knibb.
3. April 15, 1831. Fowell Buxton, a Member of Parliament, and anti-slavery campaigner, Fowell Buxton introduced a motion in the House of Commons concerning slavery in the British colonies. His was a desire to see it ended!!
4. April 19, 1832. Sam Sharpe who was tried and then executed on May 23, 1832.
5. April, 1843. Calabar College led by Joshua Tinson was established with its initial funds being provided by the British Baptist Home Committee.
6. April, 1865. African Jamaicans sent a petition directly to their queen, Victoria in Britain, expressing their concerns regarding their circumstances - though enslavement had been abolished in 1838, Africans were still being treated as slaves or else forced into poverty for resisting.
7. April, 1918. Jamaican Christians having sought to stand up to the colonial system and the power to license their own ordained, globally accepted, and accredited ministers, reached out to the Church of God in the USA, who in turn responded by by sending evangelist J. S. Llewellyn.