The Era of Radical Resistance, Part I
“Revolution is in our blood!” said every person of African descent ever. The truth is that slave rebellions began the moment the first Africans were captured by the Portuguese in 1441. Some were even successful like the early Maroon rebellions in Jamaica, Brazil, and Mexico. However this period (1791 — 1865) ushered in a new wave of emancipation by any means necessary, starting down in Haiti. In this class we will explore the blood soaked mirror of two hemispheres, one in the west with freedom fighters that brought a slave system to its knees, and one in the east with freedom fighters pushing to save a continent in peril.