PhD Student Kenetha Harrington Collaborates on Archaeological Survey Studying Black Freedom Fighters

Woodland Plantation

UNO Anthropology professor Ryan Gray and students in his Historical Archaeology course are excited to partner with and support Kenetha Harrington, a doctoral student in LSU's Department of Anthropology and Geography, to launch an archaeological survey at the 1811/Kid Ory Historic House, known historically as Woodland Plantation. Woodland is famous as the starting point of the 1811 rebellion, one of the most important anti-slavery revolts by enslaved peoples in American history, and as the birthplace of jazz trombonist and band leader Edward "Kid" Ory in 1886. Harrington and Gray will be joined by Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley from the Department of History and the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University to explore the history of Black freedom fighters and Black culture builders at this important site. We welcome involvement from the community and stakeholders early in this process. If you would like to learn more information about the project or to be added to our list for future stakeholder meetings, please contact Kenetha Harrington (