Enslavement Of The Slave Movement

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Enslavement Resistance

Slave resistance began for many enslaved Africans before they reach the Americas. Karenga explained the many arrangements in which Africans resisted to enslavement, while in Africa, during the middle passage, and in the Americas. Employing the Karenga text one can evaluate the different resistances that transpired in Antigua as Cultural, Resistance, Day-to-Day Resistance, Abolitionism, Armed Resistance, Revolts, Ship Mutinies, and Afro-Native Alliance. One can conclude that enslaved Africans had an unrelenting resistance to enslavement (Karenga).
There is evidence that confirms enslaved Africans were able to execute successful ship mutinies, while at sea, and control their destiny by establishing maroon societies wherever they landed in the Caribbean. These maroon societies would later act as sanctuaries for escaped slaves throughout the Caribbean. In Antigua, one prominent maroon society was located around the summit of Antigua’s extinct volcano, Boggy Peak now known as Mount Obama (Dash). Maroon societies allowed groups of escaped slaves and their descendants to maintain a free community in close proximity of society, but independent of European influence. “Maroon communities developed their own distinctive cultures. Since most maroon communities were founded by African-born people, they incorporated and preserved many aspects of African culture, including language, religious practices, and craft styles” (Jaede). All maroon communities lived in…

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