Yanga's Freedom Cry: Writing and Filming Legacies of Freedom across our Gulfs
Brought to you by Sigma Tau Delta's Brown Bag series, this presentation introduces a key figure in the history of the Americas: the African maroon leader Yanga, who led resistance against slavery in the Gulf region of Veracruz from the 1570s-1630s. Yanga established the first community of cimarrones (maroons or escaped slaves) who forced Spanish recognition of their freedom and of their rights to organize their own town to farm the surrounding land. Dr. Cartwright will discuss both his research on Yanga and the making of a documentary film on Yanga, all with a focus on connections to our own "First Coast" and to Trump's America.
- Thursday, October 18, 2018
- 11:30am - 12:30pm