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Stono Rebellion

Russell Howze & Mark Cort


On Sunday, September 9, 1739, a group of Charles Town-area slaves set out toward Spanish-controlled Florida, determined to become free from their white masters in the South Carolina colony. After killing around two dozen people, and burning property, the well-armed group of about 100 played drums and waved banners in celebration during their hopeful escape south. By chance they were discovered, and a militia of armed churchgoing whites put down what became known as the Stono Rebellion. With about seventy-five deaths, Stono stood as the bloodiest revolr in the English Colonies.

This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.

This is #160 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Mark Cort is a freelance designer and illustrator. He works for reduced cost with local small businesses and start-ups, and he especially enjoys projects that empower social justice movements.

Russell Howze has been documenting, making, teaching, and writing and speaking about street art for twenty-five years. His main project continues to be the Stencil Archive.

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