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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:16 PM

Hundreds march to re-enact 1811 Louisiana slave rebellion...

...pay tribute to those who fought for freedom.

Over two days, men and women marched 26 miles, through winding levee walkways, suburban sprawl and the historic streets of New Orleans, dressed as participants from a little-known slave rebellion that occurred here in 1811. The re-enactment was a piece of performance art by the New York artist Dread Scott.

For many taking part, it was an experience grounded in the trauma and complications of the present day.



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/11/louisiana-slave-rebellion-reenactment-artist-dread-scott

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:34 PM

1. On a related topic, there was the planned slave rebellion in 1822...

in Charleston, SC, organized by Denmark Vesey, formerly enslaved who purchased his own freedom.

Of particular note, it was organized in the African church (Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church), the same church white supremacist thug dillion roof shot up and killed nine worshipers in in June 2015.

Vesey's rebellion was schedule for June 1822. He was betrayed however and white authorities were alerted.

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