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 … Continue reading VIDEO: Diouf on Slavery’s Exiles | New York Dub
Dan Sayers, Sylviane Diouf, and others discuss maroonage in the Great Dismal Swamp: "...But hundreds of years ago, before the Civil War, the dangers of the swamp and its seeming impenetrability actually attracted people to it. The land was so untamed that horses and boats couldn’t enter, and the colonists who were filing into the … Continue reading AUDIO: The Great Dismal Swamp and African American Maorons
Sylviane Diouf offers resources for learning more about Nat Turner and the Southampton Rebellion: "The leader of the most famous slave uprising in the history of the United States has been the subject of newspapers and scholarly articles, books, plays, a documentary, and a feature film, but his personality and his ultimate intentions are still … Continue reading Diouf on Nat Turner and More Resources for Research | Lapidus Center
Sylviane Diouf and Chester Higgins on Schomburg Live: Dr. Sylviane Diouf, Director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, and renowned photographer Chester Higgins discuss the richness of the African world, the power of resistance, and the importance of history.
Diouf writes: "Another African Burial Ground was officially “discovered” in New York City a few days ago. If this is news to most, it is not to preservationists, historians, and archivists who have been aware of the existence of the cemetery for years.... "The story of the Harlem Burial Ground began in 1658 when Governor … Continue reading Diouf on The Harlem Burial Ground | Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
2008 Johnson, Paul. Diaspora conversions : Black Carib religion and the recovery of Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. From the University of California Press website: By joining a diaspora, a society may begin to change its religious, ethnic, and even racial identifications by rethinking its "pasts." This pioneering multisite ethnography explores how this … Continue reading 2008 & 2007 Wesley-Logan PrizeWinners: Diaspora Religion Among the Black Caribs, “New Negroes” in the Caribbean, and Dreams of Africa in Alabama