Dan Sayers, Carolyn Finney, and more describe maroonage in the Dismal Swamp in this documentary:
Animation for Sylviane Diouf’s Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons:
Dan Sayers, Sylviane Diouf, and others discuss maroonage in the Great Dismal Swamp:
Shared on Repeating Islands from a tweet by Kaiama L. Glover:
“This item, posted by Kaiama L. Glover on Twitter yesterday (mèsi anpil!), comes in just in time for our discussion of Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo [The Kingdom of This World] this week. A brief historical-comic by Rocky Cotard and Laurent Dubois—The Slave Revolution That Gave Birth to Haiti. This item was produced and posted by The Nib, which specializes in “political satire, journalism and non-fiction comics on what is going down in the world…”
Read the comic here: https://thenib.com/haitian-revolution
Jessica Marie Johnson writes:
I am helping to host an online fundraiser via YouCaring for Festival de la Palabra, located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Please help us reach our $5,000 goal: http://youcaring.com/PalabrasPR
The mission of Festival de la Palabra is to internationalize Puerto Rican literature through the promotion of reading and creative writing in Puerto Rico and the creation of meeting spaces between writers and readers at school, national and international levels. Since Hurricane Maria, organizers and volunteers from Festival de la Palabra (FDLP) have been engaged in relief activities supporting some of the most isolated communities and youth through the arts. FDLP’s projects are based in Loíza, Puerto Rico, a historically Afrxdescendiente area of the island.
In case you missed that part — These funds are going to support Black Diasporic Puerto Ricans. Yes, of course, this is the part of the island that is receiving the least amount of attention, the least amount of aid, and has the greatest need.
Verene Shepherd on history and resistance, particularly resistance of Caribbean women (Nanny of the Maroons, Mary Seacole, and others).
Kay Wright Lewis, A Curse upon the Nation: Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World. University of Georgia Press, 2017.
via UGA Press: