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Sunday, January 9, 2011

The largest slave revolt in U.S. history is commemorated 

2011 marks the 200th anniversary of the Slave revolt led by Charles Deslondes -- and New Orleans is planning a year-long remembrance of the Deslondes Revolt.  Deslondes led some 200 to 500 rebels on a march toward New Orleans -- inspired by the Haitian Revolution, the rebels wanted to free all Black people from slavery and start their own republic.   

Littice Bacon-Blood writes in The New Orleans Times Picayune that:

"It occurred just a year before Louisiana gained statehood and 50 years before Louisiana and 10 other southern states voted to secede from the union in favor of forming the Confederacy. One of the central issues driving the secession, historians say, was an attempt to keep slavery legal because of its huge economic benefits for farmers.

"Still the battle remains largely unheard of outside historical circles, according to Taylor and others who hope the year's events will change that.

" 'These were real people and we have many of their names and we hope to encourage people to continue to study these brave individuals,' Hankins said. 'We want to provide the platform for a discourse about these moments in history and in this case a very important movement. What we want to do is put the Slave Revolt of 1811 into the national discourse to give it just due.' "

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