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Drumming up resistance, worldwide and across centuries

Haitian drumming as a symbol of protests across the diaspora for centuries 

Black Lives Matter protest on June 7, 2020 in Midtown Manhattan. Photo Credit: Vania André

Blanketed by the darkness of night about 200 years ago, hundreds of slaves from plantations across the island gathered in the thicket of the tropical forest to strategize on a path to liberation and justice. Their strategy was more than battle plans and scoping out scenarios, however. It was also part political, part spiritual. 

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Feb. 16, 2021