Amanpour and Company

Dread Scott on His Recreation of an 1811 Slave Rebellion

Clip: 12/06/2019 | 2m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

Artist Dread Scott says “you can’t understand American society if you don’t understand slavery.” His latest work is a recreation of Louisiana’s German Coast uprising of 1811, the largest slave rebellion in the U.S. It involves over 500 people retracing the 26 mile route that was to lead them to freedom. Christiane speaks with Scott about the weight of the past for African Americans today.

Aired: 12/06/19

Rating: NR

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