How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History
More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion
Date Written: 08/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18609
on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting "Freedom or Death."