Harvard scholar makes interactive map showing how slaves fought backtags: slavery, digital history, Jamaica
SLAVERY IS a word rarely followed by stories of how black men and women defied the odds to fight for their freedom. Instead, focus usually dwells on accounts of the way in which its black victims were sold, captured and beaten.
Stories of strength and courage are rarely told when talking about slavery, according to Dr Vincent Brown, who has created a new interactive map in a bid to expel the myth that our slave ancestors were meek, docile and content.
A professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard, Brown narrates one of the most famous Jamaican rebellions which started in 1760 and was led by a man known as Tacky....
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