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Through my work I try to understand how former slave societies have addressed their involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. 

Participant: Ana Lucia ARAUJO
Dept. of History | Howard University
Paper: Slavery, Public Memory, and the Problem of Reparations in the South Atlantic World

On February 17, 2018, Jean Muteba Rahier led an international group of colleagues to transform what had been until then the “International Working Group-Comparative Assessment of the Utility (or Lack Thereof) of ‘Multicultural Legal Instruments’ for Afrodescendants in Latin America” into a formally constituted group called "OJALA"

Participant: Jean Muteba RAHIER
Dept. of Global & Sociocultural Studies | Florida International University
Contemporary Multiculturalism: Historical “Amnesia,” the Permanence of Anti-Black Racism, and the Perpetuity of Afrodescendants’ “Uprootedness” in Ecuador

It’s one of the Caribbean’s most resonant historic sites, but surprisingly little is known about the true history of Sans-Souci, the palace of Henri Christophe, writes Erline Andrews. Now a multinational team of archaeologists are using high-tech tools to resurvey the site, and perhaps rewrite Haitian history.

Participant: J. Cameron MONROE
Dept. of Anthropology | University of California, Santa Cruz
Paper: Materializing Sovereignty in the Black Atlantic World: Objects, Networks, and Politics in Dahomey and Haiti

Our long-term archaeological work on Maryland's Eastern Shore includes excavations of materials from towns made by free African Americans from the late eighteenth century on.  The purpose of the excavations is designed by community members and are often added to by African-American neighbors in terms of information and participation.


Participant: Mark P. LEONE
Dept. of Anthropology | University of Maryland
Paper: Culture within Slavery

Archaeological research done for nine years at Wye House had two objectives.  African American descendants of those once enslaved there asked about slave spirituality and what the owners had done to promote freedom. 

Participant: Mark P. LEONE
Dept. of Anthropology | University of Maryland
Paper: Culture within Slavery