10. Madison Washington —
The instigator of a slave revolt on board the brig Creole in 1841, Madison Washington incited 18 of his fellow slaves into rebellion. They took control of the Creole and commanded that it be sailed to Nassau, which was under British control. Great Britain had already ended slavery in its nation and colonies, so Washington and his comrades were hoping to sail to freedom. The worst thing to do is to steal slaves from America, and Old Glory wanted the British to return them back to the States.
They did not do that, but the British did imprison Washington and his 18 conspirators under charges of mutiny. Madison Washington's efforts did result in the remaining 116 slaves achieving their freedom immediately.