Commemorating the 1811 Slave Revolt
At the Justice & Beyond regular meeting
Monday, January 8, doors at 4:45pm
@Christian Unity Baptist Church, 1700 Conti Street
The Louisiana Museum of African American History (LMAAH) and the Slave Rebellion Reenactment Committee (SRR) invite you to join us in the revival of the public commemoration of Louisiana’s Heroic 1811 Slave Revolt.
Leon A. Waters, chairperson of LMAAH, will discuss the significance of the valiant attempt by our revolutionary ancestors to seize political power in the Orleans Terri- tory and abolish slavery.
Malcolm Suber, veteran revolutionary organizer and newly appointed organizer for the SRR, and Antenna::Spillways Resident Artist Dread Scott, will discuss plans to organize a grand reenactment of the 1811 slave revolt.
Special guest for this kick-off will be Titos Sompa, a native Kongolese historian, master dancer, drummer and healer. He will share with us history and culture of the Kongo, Kongolese connections to the 1811 Slave Revolt and parallels to modern-day struggles in his homeland.
He and drummers, Jean-Claude Biza Sompa and Armel Mampouya, will share some of the music of their people.