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“A Bus Tour You Don’t Want to Miss!”
THE 1811 SLAVE REVOLT TOUR!
One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. This was the largest slave revolt in the United States and the least known.
You may be familiar with Nat Turner or Denmark Vesey, but few are knowledgeable about Charles Deslonde, the leader of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Deslonde and his lieutenants were brilliant people. Like in Haiti, their aim was to abolish slavery and establish a free republic to be governed by former enslaved people. They almost succeeded.
The tour enlightens you on how Deslonde’s rebels carried out the revolt. Visit some of the locations where the slave rebels fought the U.S. troops and militia and other locations related to the revolt. Learn what happened. Discover the gains made and the foundation laid for further revolts.
A descendant of the rebels will escort you to numerous stops where significant actions occurred. History will come alive. This is an educational adventure you do not want to miss!
1811 SLAVE REVOLT TOUR SCHEDULE
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
July 6 – July 7
Departing at 9 AM, Boarding at 8:45 AM
This tour is approximately 3 ½ hours
$25 per person
Tour starts in front of the SHERATON HOTEL 500 Canal Street, New Orleans
(Comfortable clothing and no sandals recommended)
For Tour Reservations visit: www.bibliothequeparrainage.eventbrite.com
Or call: 504-432-9901
Sponsored by Bibliotheque Parrainage
“Raising funds to rebuild libraries in Haiti”
P.O. Box 57418
New Orleans, LA. 70157
Tours conducted by Hidden History Tours
(Division of Hidden History LLC – a touring, research, publishing co.
“What they don’t teach you in the Great American Schools”
The mission of Bibliotheque Parrainage is to provide funds and resources to the National Library in Haiti that will:
1) Support Haiti's National Library system by contributing to the enhancement and development of the municipal libraries that are a part of the National Library system
2) Create the ability to technologically link the libraries in Haiti to the country's National Library system in a way that would enhance the educational system in Haiti and be beneficial to national communication and distribution of information in Haiti
3) Function in accordance with the laws of Haiti and the United States as we seek to serve as a positive association contributing to the goodwill between these two countries.