Sites of Resistance

Leon Waters: Hidden Histories


Join us for a presentation by Leon Waters, Chairperson of Louisiana Museum of African American History and Manager of Hidden History LLC, a publishing, touring and research company. Mr. Waters is also the publisher of On To New Orleans: Louisiana’s Heroic 1811 Slave Revolt. This 300 page book is the story of the largest slave revolt in the United States that happened here in St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Charles Parish, and Orleans Parish. A native of New Orleans, Mr. Waters has been active for a long time in the struggle for complete liberation for the African American nation and the social emancipation of the working class.

Sites of Resistance and its associated events work to reframe a dominant narrative that has obscured New Orleans’ historical role as a site of intense organizing, legal strategy, labor struggle, and civil rights activism. By elevating lineages and spaces of dissent and marginalized stories of inter-racial collaboration, as well as histories of direct conflict and challenge in contested spaces, we hope to reconnect our audience with the possibilities for making change that have been erased from our civic framework.

This exhibit and event series is curated by our Public Programs Manager, Sue Mobley, and is made possible through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation.

Complimentary refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.

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