Day in the History of Racial Injustice

Author and historian Leon Waters speaks on the 1811 Slave Revolt. He is descended from the rebels. Photo: San Francisco Bay View

January 8, 1811 ~ Largest slave insurrection in U.S. history, 1811 Slave Revolt, began in Louisiana Territory; after their defeat many of the enslaved people were mutilated, decapitated or burned alive.

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