The Slave Community Jan 26

The Slave Community Jan 26 - Gullah/Geechee people of sea...

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The Slave Community Kidnapping- Taken away from life in Africa. Help from rival African Tribes Middle Passage- Cramped Inhumane Slave Auction System of Coercion- what kept slaves from rebelling? The Slave Community Language - Religion - Folk art and Customs Music Folktales and Oral tradition Frederick Douglass 1817(?)-1895 Extra points: Allowed dehumanization Memories-reclaim memory in 20 th century. Parents didn’t want to share experiences with children. Roots etc. Amistead –Shows horror of middle passage.
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Unformatted text preview: Gullah/Geechee people of sea islands-Language Often gave slaves anglo names. Religion-Christianizing slaves Slaves eventually saw moses leading them out of slavery eventually Kept culture through carvings, art work, textiles, etc Music-Polyrhythm, call and response form, dance.-Jazz Arts express not only pain and suffering but also transcendence and hope/creation of something positive of all that. Folklore-rabbit in briar patch. Frederick Douglass...
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