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BHM Day 9: The German Coast Slave Uprising

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The German Coast slave uprising took place in New Orleans and was lead by Charles Deslondes.

It began January 8, 1811, with 200-500 slaves taking up arms suck as farm tools or small arms they could find on the plantations they worked. It started at the Manuel Andry plantation and Andry’s son was one of the two white casualties resulting from the uprising.

In the end 70 blacks were killed during the uprising with several dozen other executed or exiled from New Orleans.  Deslondes, who was inspired by the Haitian Revolution a decade prior, was tortured, shot, then burned for his role.

To this day there are no historical markers for the event and little historical documentation.

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