Site Name
    Strand Street
    Site History

    A tavern, next to the Old Town House, in the vicinity of Strand Street was the place where Louis and the other slave uprising leaders met to plan the uprising. Louis had met two Irishmen, James Hooper and Michael Kelly, in what used to be a waterfront seamen's tavern. Strand Street marked the original waterfront or first street area alongside the beach of Cape Town (most of the other land going towards the docks is landfill reclaimed from the sea). Strand Street thus marks the place of arrival by ship of many of the slaves. Luois had worked in this tavern for his brother-in-law and through conversations with the Irishmen, learnt about freedom struggles in Ireland, France, Haiti and the British abolition of the slave trade.

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      Western Cape
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      South Africa

      Location notes
      Strand Street, Cape Town.
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