The Voodoo belief started within the African culture and was used to help keep faith as many were taken as slaves by the Europeans. As they traveled and worked at many sugar cane fields, many Africans were subjected under the French and there, the Voodoo religion seemed to grow into the New World. The poster has multiple photos that show the different rituals West Africans performed and explains the key components of their practice. Using visuals and providing a small explanation of the important factors that go with the Voodoo religion is a necessary aspect in order to engage the students. The photos display the acts of Voodoo from the start of the 1800s to people still practicing this religion in current day.
History of the Caribbean has always largely in part been taught hand in hand with Latin American history as there are common links from colonial times. This historian in the end of the 18th century used basic sourced like literature to paint one of the most extensive stereotypes of the Africans. “Flat noses, thick lips, wool ‘like the bestial fleece’ instead of hair, the large breast of women, their bestial and fetid smells.” This is relevant to race in Latin America as longs interpretations had to do in specifics with race that tie in to interpretations of the black race in Latin America. This biased interpretation in turn affected other white historians. Long had a specific interpretations for the black race in the Caribbean as he said “the same bestial manners, stupidity, and vices, which debase their brethren on the continent, who seem to be distinguished from the rest of mankind.” And although there had not been many sources for historians in that time to interpret anything about Indians, there had been many encounters with black people.
WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL WEST AFRICA The history of medieval West Africa utilizes archaeological artifacts, myths, chronicles, oral traditions, and work of Arabian and European writers. Ibn Battuta, circa 14th century, wrote about his experience in Timbuktu, the major city, that “…women were treated with more respect than men…” yet he denounced the nudity of their women and their lack of seclusion. As can be expected, caution is needed when using these Muslim sources, as from the 9th c. on Muslims attempted to conquer and convert West Africans. In the process many native customs were forgotten and many documents and artistic renderings were destroyed. Women were greatly esteemed for their importance in various roles: state founders, mothers,
Chica da Silva, a well-known historical figure of Brazilian historiography, is an excellent example of “race democracy” in Brazil. Born of an African slave and a military nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her social status and prestige by her licentiousness and sensuality that is a characteristic attributed to the black or “mulata” female in the Brazilian popular culture. In the eighteenth century in the gold mining region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, women, especially white, was scarce. “Concubinage” was a common practice and many slave-owners freed their slave mistresses upgrading their social status. Chica da Silva was the mistress of João Fernandes de Oliveira, who was the king’s representative in the region, he was also
The Underground Railroad assisted thousands of slaves on their journey to freedom in the Northern United States. This network of abolitionists worked to aid runaway slaves despite the many dangers and threats they crossed with every African-American they helped. There are many complicated and interesting points regarding the Underground Railroad including its creation and purpose, the peril that slaves and abolitionists experienced daily, and famous leaders that made the entire system possible. The Underground Railroad is fascinating in the way that it was created, its purpose, and how it serves that purpose. The construction of this route is complex and the details regarding it are many.
Therefore, slave trade thrived in the colonies. Many Anglos argued that slavery greatly improved the economic status of the colonies and most Mexican officials, never mind their opposition and knowledge of the institution, allowed slave labor to happen. Additionally, many plantation owners wished to mimic the slave trade industry in the United States and treated Africans as assets. Many slaves attempted escape and, if successful, fled to live with Indian tribes or live within Mexican colonies. Furthermore, during this time of Mexican rule, Native American tribes fought to keep their independence and continued to fight with Anglos and Tejanos over land rights.
Rachel Price is a beautiful young girl who joins her family on a one year mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a girl who likes herself a little too much. She is completely vain and self-conscious. Rachel is constantly worried about her appearance, as most teenage girls are in the United States. She brings along with her a mirror just to keep in touch with herself.
Slavery has existed for as long as we know. Many people assume it started with Europeans bringing Africans to the Americas. Then assuming this was done due just to the fact that they were black. However, there have been slaves of all colors across the world. “The basis, of the Atlantic economy was the slave trade and the new products it enabled.” Through history we can see how “slavery began, the factors that made it both possible and economically valuable to the European trading states, and the products produced by the slaves.” Slavery in South/Central America began with the natives doing much labor for those such as the Spanish.
Yoseph”). In the story, Mr. Warner says, “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” (Jackson 344). Therefore, the name Joe is symbolic of the soon-to-be heavy crops brought by the lottery that is conducted by Joe Summers. The name Adams is symbolic of the beginning. “Adam was, according to Christian ideology, the first man” (“In The Lottery”).
Noah’s Ark VS Gilgamesh First let’s start with Noah and the Ark. Noah was warned by God that he was going to flood the earth. According to Genesis, God gave Noah instructions for building the ark. Seven days before the rains came, God told Noah to enter the ark with his family and the animals. The story describes the ark staying afloat throughout the entire flood.
Regla de Ocha, or Santeria, is an Afro-Cuban religion that was born from the context of colonialism and oppression through the memories and experiences of Yoruba slaves in Cuba. It is a combination of beliefs and practices from their homeland in Nigeria, of Roman Catholicism that was imposed on them from the Spanish colonists and of French spiritism from the work of Allan Kardec. In the last couple decades, Santeria has spread and gained popularity throughout South America and North America as an Afro-Cuban religion that many Cubans and African Americans abroad have embraced. Throughout the years, Santeria has also changed and has been redefined in different contexts as it has made its way across the African Diaspora and into different types
The first one is Christina presentation was really interesting because of the Religion in Haiti. The material, she discusses within her presentation is about New Orleans and West Africans of the creation of Voodoo or Voodou. She also discusses the importance history of Haiti itself too. There are about 7,000 Haiti that is into the Voodoo religion. The reason why I found Christina’s presentation is very interesting is all the history of Voodoo she mentions and how it was formed and develop as of today.
Since the 18th Century Transatlantic Slave Trade, Africans Americans have been confined to a box full labor, mistreatment, and abuse. Countries all over the world slowly understood that having a skin color other than white does not mean that you are less valuable as a human being. However, in the United States of America the idea of African Americans being equal to whites was unreal. Leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and key leader during the Civil Rights Movement after World War II, fought so blacks and whites could coexist and so the future could be brighter even if he was not in it. On MLK’s famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” MLK speaks with
They all came from countries in Africa where rice was grown and they were really good at growing it. Many different African cultures were brought together on each of the rice plantations. Due to the fact that many of these folks came from different parts of Africa, they had to find a way to communicate with each other to get the daily duties done. This is where the pidgin language that was formed in Africa came to use. Pidgin was used in Africa for trade and commercialization between countries of different languages.
An example of human rights is in Plan of a slave ship. Document #4 says “Slaves were forced to be brought to the colonies by boat.” Equality, everyone should be treated equal. An exaple of Equality is; Women were legally dependent on men after married. (According to document #4, ladys law) . Rule of law, human rights, and equality were all features in colonial america.