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US Slave Revolts at Sea

Friday, February 10, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

The most successful slave revolt in US history occurred on November 7, 1841, when enslaved persons took over the ship Creole that sailed from Hampton Roads, Virginia, en route to New Orleans. Madison Washington led other enslaved people in a successful rebellion. Once they reached Nassau, Bahamas, they were automatically free since Great Britain outlawed slavery in 1834. Despite numerous American diplomatic and court actions, 128 people gained their freedom in the Creole Rebellion.

John V. Quarstein

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Advance registration is required whether you attend the lecture in person or online.

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Free for Museum Members.
$1 for guests.


This lecture is livestreamed
and free to watch online.

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Image header credit: “Revolt aboard a slave-ship.” Trishon, engraver. Paris, [1833?]. Library Company of Philadelphia..

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