Academia

2021 Dec 02

THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN LA ESPAÑOLA: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the First African Slave Revolt in the Americas

Thu - Fri, Dec 2 to Dec 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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On the second day of Christmas in December of 1521, African Black enslaved people near Santo Domingo City broke free from their captivity, took to the streets, taking the lives of Spanish colonists that kept them in bondage and bought them as commodities. Consequently, the Spanish authorities issued laws to punish the rebels and prevent Black people from attempting to rise up again for their freedom. The Santo Domingo Slave Revolt of 1521 and the Slave Laws of 1522 have been recorded as the first of their kind in the history of the Americas. It...

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2019 Oct 03

Exhibition Opening: SACRED GROVES & SECRET PARKS: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

Registration Closed 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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104 Mount Auburn Street 3R

Exhibition opening at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, 104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R, Cambridge MA 02138

An exhibition of photographs by Leonardo Finotti and Alophus Opara of landscapes of orisha devotion in Salvador da Bahia and Osogbo will be mounted in the Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and will open in October 3, 2019. These photographs, which will focus on different types of sacred groves, will help articulate the spatial conditions of the groves.

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