Blog Post 9/7

While both readings were very interesting I really wanted to talk on some points of “The African Diaspora.” One thing I wish “The African Diaspora” had gone more in depth on was slaves from the Islamic faith. The chapter went into detail about interactions between Christianity and African traditions in America but aside from a few mentions didn’t give much information on the interactions between white Christians and black Muslims. One thing I found very interesting was the fact that escaped slaves continued to practice Catholicism even when they found black communities. I would have expected that once they escaped they would have wanted to be rid of the religion of the people who had oppressed them though I suppose Catholicism may have been so ingrained in these communities by this point it may have been hard to separate from it.

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