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Amy Johnson presents at 16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium

Amy Johnson, associate professor of history and director of the Elon Core Curriculum, presented a paper entitled "Legacies of Unfreedom: West African Bondage, Jamaican Realities and Slavery among the Maroons of Jamaica."

Amy Johnson, associate professor of history and director of the Elon Core Curriculum, presented a paper entitled "Legacies of Unfreedom: West African Bondage, Jamaican Realities and Slavery among the Maroons of Jamaica," at the 16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium. 

The paper, part of a panel exploring new directions in African Diaspora Studies research, explores the ways by which the Maroons of Jamaica utilized concepts of "unfreedom"— emerging from understandings of slavery in West Africa and Jamaica — to shape the means by which they incorporated slaves into their communities and articulated their identity as the antithesis of enslaved.

Amy Johnson,
Faculty
2/23/2018 12:10 PM