Black History—Jemmy, leader of the Stono Rebellion

Jemmy, leader of the Stono Rebellion, the largest and deadliest revolt by enslaved people in colonial British North America, was most likely born in the Kingdom of Kongo, now part of Angola, and brought as a slave to the British colony of South Carolina in the 1730s. Although his exact origins are not known, the … Continue reading Black History—Jemmy, leader of the Stono Rebellion

Black History—The Louisiana Rebellion of 1811

1811: Louisiana’s Heroic Slave Revolt By Leon A. Waters One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. The aim of the revolt was the establishment of an independent republic, a Black republic. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 … Continue reading Black History—The Louisiana Rebellion of 1811