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Posts Tagged ‘Quilambo’

10/30-31 “Quilombo” Fundraiser, Film Screening and Performance

Posted by novoscene on October 30, 2007

Originally formed in the 1600’s, Quilambos were large communities of freed Africans and a smattering of Brazilian, Portuguese, Jewish and other marginalized peoples from the Brazilian countryside. After fighting for their freedom, these former slaves found themselves thousands of miles from home with no connection to their origins and cultures. The Quilambos emerged as refuges and centers of culture and along with Haiti, and US towns like Allensworth and Rosewood, served as examples of Africans throughout history surviving and thriving (temporarily at least) after gaining their independence from slavery.

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