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Largest slave revolt in U.S. history lives on in reenactment

Clip: 11/24/2019 | 9m 39s Video has closed captioning.

In 1811, more than 200 enslaved people in present-day Louisiana launched the largest insurgency of people in bondage in U.S. history. The revolt lasted only a few days before the poorly armed rebels were crushed by a militia and U.S. troops. But more than two centuries later, their story is living on in a performance called "Slave Rebellion Reenactment." Special Correspondent Brian Palmer reports.

Aired: 11/24/19

Rating: NR

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