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Happy Emancipation 2020!

Photo #repost from @marianunesphotography (Instagram) Russell Grant portraying "Montezuma, Deposed Emperor of the Aztecs" from from @mokosomokow 2020 presentation "Resurrection at Sorrow Hill" Happy Emancipation Day! Trinidad & Tobago was the first country to declare Emancipation Day as a national holiday and the day is now recognized and celebrated throughout the Caribbean. In light of the recent events that have brought to the forefront an unprecedented national discussion on systematic racial injustices and inequalities that have always existed, today gives us extra pause for reflection.  Despite contemporary messaging and imagery in popular media and what we’ve been taught or rather have not been taught, African history, civilization and culture dates back thousands of years before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Today...

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