Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Black Resistance in an Age of Revolution

October 13th, 2011 - October 15th, 2011

Location
Tulane University

A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of the 1811 Slave Uprising in Territorial Louisiana

In January of 1811 hundreds of enslaved Africans and African-Americans living west of New Orleans launched the largest slave rebellion in the history of North America and the United States. Although this revolutionary struggle failed and dozens of people were summarily tried and executed in the aftermath, the 1811 Rebellion was an emblematic event that occurred in the midst of an age of revolutionary change for enslaved African-descended peoples through the Americas, marked most significantly by the success of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). In collaboration with Destrehan Plantation (a significant site in the 1811 rebellion), the River Road Historical Society and the New Orleans African American Museum, Tulane University will host a series of events to raise the awareness of this major historical event.

Thursday, Oct 13
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University
3:00-5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 14
Opening Session: 1811 Louisiana Slave Uprising
Keynote Presentation: Haiti, Louisiana and Beyond: the Importance of Slave Rebellion in African-American History Professor Maurice Jackson,
Georgetown University
100 Jones Hall, Tulane University
9:30-11:00 a.m. 11:30-1:00 p.m. 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 15
Slave Rebellion in the 1790s Caribbean Women, Gender and Slave Rebellion
Regional Impact of the Haitian Revolution
East Regional Branch, Saint Charles Parish Library 160 West Campus Drive, Destrehan (adjacent to plantation)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Slave Rebels in History and Memory

For more information: 1811uprising@tulane.edu or 504-865-5162

Sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane Department of History, and the Newcomb College Institute.

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