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S1EP1: The Slave Rebellion Reenactment, with Dread Scott

December 1, 2020

 

Slave Rebellion Reenactment is a community-engaged performance by Dread Scott reenacting the biggest rebellion of enslaved people in American history, in 1811. The reenactment took place in November 2019 with hundreds of people from the black community marching for about 24 miles over 2 days along the River Parishes and in New Orleans through the lands that used to be sugar and cotton plantations and ending in a public celebration in the historical landmark Congo Square.

Artist Dread Scott, in conversation with Visible curator Carolina Lio, revisited this project about freedom and emancipation, discussing connections between American past and present.

This is the first episode of Society of the Many, season one of Visible Storytelling.