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Charles Deslondes, Leader of Louisiana’s Heroic 1811 Slave Revolt
December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Presented by the Louisiana Charles Deslondes Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in celebration of its founder, Carter G. Woodson, Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley and Leon A. Waters will discuss the noble aim of enslaved African Charles Deslondes, who led the largest slave uprising in
American history. Over a long period of time, the 1811 January insurrection was prepared very slowly by Deslondes and his lieutenants. Following the Louisiana Purchase, the old colonial area known as the Louisiana Province was divided in two. The northern area was called Louisiana territory; and the southern area was called Orleans Territory. New Orleans was named the territorial capital of Orleans Territory. Deslondes’s aim was to capture the city of New Orleans, overthrow the American colonial government, and establish a new Black republic governed by the newly freed. Guided by a two prong assault, they almost succeeded!