VIDEO: Diouf on Slavery’s Exiles | New York Dub

Animation for Sylviane Diouf’s Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons:

“Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons, they lived on their own or set up communities in swamps or other areas where they were not likely to be discovered.”

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