Black in the Day…Together We Stand

November 7, 1841: On this day Madison Washington led a successful revolt on a slave ship which eventually led to his and 128 others freedom.   Madison Washington was an American enslaved cook who instigated a slave revolt in November 1841 on board the brig Creole, which was transporting 134 other slaves from Virginia for sale in New Orleans, as part of the coastwise slave trade.[1] On the night of Nov. 7, 1841, Washington led 17 of his fellow slaves into rebellion; they killed one of the slave traders on board and wounded crew. Taking control of the Creole, they commanded that…