The first installment of this unprecedented historical webinar series showcases 3 acclaimed historians from the upcoming, revealing documentary Exiled from history--The story of America's Maroons. Distinguished historians and Maroon descendants recount the riveting and little-known story of the U.S. Maroons, escaped slaves who managed to survive in the wild under siege as they set out for freedom and self-determination. They formed their own communities and alliances with Native American tribes and rebelled against the British and American governments. The goal of the documentary is to further awareness of this all-important, yet overlooked chapter in our nation's history. The premiere webinar will provide a glimpse into this history and current projects being undertaken by the featured speakers. They will share images and engage in lively discussion. Attendees will be able to submit and receive answers to their questions in the concluding Q&A segment. A recording will be made available online for those unable to attend the live event. At this critical time in our nation and around the world, as we face mounting racial and political tensions, fear, and aggression of all kinds, this webinar series redirects our focus to a chapter in our nation’s history that needs and deserves to be told, perhaps now more than ever.
U.S. Maroon history is a testament to the resilience of the enduring human spirit.
Their story is an empowering chapter in African-American history that deserves to acknowledged and disseminated across the country and passed on through generations.
This webinar series and upcoming documentary are witnesses to the pain, suffering, and courage of unsung heroes and some of our nation’s first freedom fighters, ie, African-American slaves called Maroons and Native Americans.