Talk on June 11, 2015, 6pm-8pm
the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue at 42nd Street
Celeste Auditorium, Lower Level of South Court
Secluded in the forests, the swamps and the mountains, or hidden at the borders of plantations, maroons all over the Americas led unique, secret lives, while fiercely maintaining their independence. A revealing new look at these extraordinary men and women.
Omar H. Ali (“Benkos Bioho: African Maroon Leadership in New Grenada”) Sylviane A. Diouf (Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons) and Richard Price (author, notably, of Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African-American Imagination and Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial) will trace the Maroons’ history and stories from 16th century Colombia to 18th and 19th century North America, and 21st century Suriname. Book signing will follow.
Free and open to the public.To register, click here