Aug 30: Liberty! – Unpacking the Stono Rebellion & a History of Resistance (Online)
Dance Mission’s Liberation Academy presents
Liberty! – Unpacking the Stono Rebellion & a History of Resistance
An online lecture/workshop open to all
Instructor: Adia Tamar Whitaker
Wed, Aug 30: 5-7pm PST via Zoom
Sign up! (Zoom link emailed 2 hrs prior to the event, and again 10 min prior to the event.)
South Carolina, September 9, 1739: A band of enslaved Africans march down the road, carrying banners that proclaim “Liberty!” They shout out the same word. Led by an Angolan named Jemmy, the courageous group organized a rebellion on the banks of the Stono River. This is the revolt that got the drum banned and affected how beats flowed through people’s bodies.
This workshop will explore the significance of the largest uprising led by enslaved Africans in the Americas from the point of view of the renowned African American dancer/choreographer, Adia Tamar Whitaker, and its influence on art today.