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The Great Dismal Swamp

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Read more about the Great Dismal Swamp and it's African American history. Click the links below. 

Maroon/Resistance Communities Throughout the Americas

Moore Town


Freewater sprang from my imagination, yet its inspired by an amazing history of maroon communities around the world. Check out this video on Moore Town, Jamaica. A runaway community so large and strong it still exists today. As you watch the video do you see hints of things that you read about in Freewater? Are tree people real? Video.

Quilombo do Camorim


Brazil also has a rich history of quilombo, the Portuguese term for maroon/resistance communities. Listen for similarities in their description of how maroons survived in quilombos and how they survived in the Great Dismal Swamp. Video.

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