PBS News Weekend

Season 12, Episode 42 of 99

A new performance revisits the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history. In 1811, more than 200 enslaved men and women in present-day Louisiana launched an uprising in St. John the Baptist Parish. It was the largest insurgency of enslaved people in U.S. history, though the revolt lasted only a few days before the poorly armed rebels were crushed by a militia and U.S. troops. But now, more than two centuries later, their story is living on. "Slave Rebellion Reenactment" is a performance that took place earlier this month in Louisiana involving hundreds of people retracing the steps of the rebels. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Brian Palmer has the story.

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