Rebellion is Good – The Maroon People

A Maroon village on the Suriname River. Maroons were escaped slaves who founded towns and villages, continuing to live the way they did in Africa.

A Maroon village on the Suriname River [Suriname is a sovereign state quite close to Brazil]. Maroons were escaped slaves who founded towns and villages, continuing to live the way they did in Africa.

The word “Maroon” actually has its birthplace in Latin vocabulary and it primarily means run-away or Fugitive. Today Maroons are scattered all over the globe depending on the circumstances surrounding the escape from slavery by their ancestors. ¬†There are Maroons in Jamaica, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, Suriname, Haiti, Puerto Rico e.t.c.

These group of people were very determined for freedom, they would often raid Slave plantations – killing the slave masters, freeing family members and asking the other slaves to join their community.

A picture of Maroon Men taken circa 150 years ago in Suriname

A picture of Maroon Men taken circa 150 years ago in Suriname

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